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Your Health For Tag "uv rays"

  • Protecting your smile in the sun
    Jul. 2, 2020

    Protecting your smile in the sun

    General oral health

    July is UV Safety Month, so it’s a great time to read up on the importance of sun protection. You might be surprised to learn that one of the areas you should pay close attention to is your smile. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. While the CDC notes shade can reduce the risk of skin damage and sun cancer and recommends using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing out in the heat.

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  • Protecting Your Smile in the Sun
    Jul. 9, 2018

    Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

    General oral health

    It's a great time to read up on the importance of sun protection. You might be surprised to learn that one of the areas you should pay close attention to is your smile. Because of the thin layer of skin that contributes to your lips' red color,1  they're particularly... More »

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  • UV Safety Month: Don't Overlook Oral Health
    Jul. 21, 2017

    UV Safety Month: Don't Overlook Oral Health

    General oral health

    It's UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it's essential to protect skin from the sun's rays. When you're outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don't protect their pucker.1 Sun exposure to lips can increase... More »

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