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Sun safety German Orthodontics Beavercreek OHNow that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join German Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.

Skin Cancer is on the Rise

Did you know that every year, more than two million Americans find out they have skin cancer? 2% are in their teen years! The rate of melanoma deadly skin cancer has tripled since the 1970s. The experts are not sure why and most consider the outbreak in new cases is due to widespread overexposure to sun, especially among adults who were repeatedly sunburned as a child. Several factors suggest that regular sun exposure may not be as harmful as intermittent and high intensity sunlight.Read more on Be Smart – Practice Smart Sun Safety This Summer…

foods&recipesfororalhealth

By now, everyone knows to avoid sugary foods and dark sodas to keep our teeth bright, healthy, and sparkling, but what about specific foods we can choose to promote better oral health? Your food choices can either lead to tooth decay, or put you on a trajectory to good dental health.

“The teeth and gums mirror what’s going on in the rest of your body. Therefore, what you consume influences the health of your smile,” Dr. Shawn Frawley said in an e-booklet by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. “That’s why it’s important to think carefully about making the right food choices.” Here are 6 foods and recipes that won’t throw you off the track of good dental health.Read more on 6 Foods & Recipes for Better Oral Health…

Today’s adults have a greater awareness that teeth can last a lifetime. They live longer and are taking better care of their teeth, as reported by a survey released by the National Institute of Dental Research. It stated that the rate of missing teeth among people ages 55 to 64 dropped 60 percent since 1960.

Millions of adults have undergone orthodontic treatment in the U.S. and Canada and it is estimated that there are over a million adults looking forward to improving their dental health and smiles.

Beware of Moonlighting Orthodontists

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WHEN THE WEATHER HEATS UP, the first thing we want to grab is a refreshing snack and/or beverage. Often we are in the park, out on the lake, or simply in a position with limited options. When making these decisions unprepared, we often do not think about how what we’re ingesting affects our smiles. Here’s a handy list of foods and beverages that may do unexpected damage when we’re out having fun.Read more on Take a Bite Out of Summer…