You have probably heard about oral cancer and how important it is to prevent it. What you might be overlooking is the fact that lip cancer is a threat to your oral health, as well. Instead of happening within your mouth and throat, it affects the delicate tissue of your lips. The good news is that this form of disease is also something you can prevent by following our simple guidelines. Consider easy-to-implement recommendations by your Temecula dentist, so your lips stay safe and healthy.

Remember SPF For Your Lips And Face

It’s so easy to forget about your lips when it comes to protecting yourself against cancer. However, like the rest of the skin on your body, this is a possibility. To prevent lip cancer, your Temecula dentist encourages you to become very loyal to sunscreen both allover your face and on your lips when you plan on going outdoors (or if you’re sitting indoors near sun exposure). SPF 30 is a solid place to start. Remember you can find sunscreen formulated just for your face and it’s found in many lip balms.

Don’t Underestimate Your Checkups With Us

An incredibly important aspect of preventing lip cancer is keeping your twice-a-year visits scheduled with us (and showing up for them). No matter what is happening with your oral health, this consistent practice of monitoring your tissues means we will see and have the chance to quickly address anything that changes (instead of finding it very late in the game).

Be Careful During Peak Sun Hours

Your Temecula dentist reminds you that the sun is at its highest (and its damaging ultraviolet rays the strongest) during the middle of the day (from around 11am to 4pm). If you’re planning on spending time outdoors, you reduce your chance of exposure to damage by heading out when the sun hangs lower in the sky.

Protect Your Lips This Summer And Beyond

Learn more about keeping your lips healthy by avoiding sun damage and the consequences that can come with it. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.