I love getting stuff for FREE, and I know you do too! That’s why I wanted to let you know that new patients of ours get a special chapstick with sunscreen in it for their lips, free with their checkup! (The real reason we give it away for free is because we care about your oral health not just because you like free stuff)
It’s not just for new patients, either. All of our existing patients can find a nice supply of sunscreen chapstick on hand at the front desk for free. I felt like mentioning this benefit for our patients because summer is rapidly approaching, and that means you need lip protection from the sun.
Why Is there Sunscreen in this Chapstick?
Many people are diligent about putting on sunscreen before spending a long day in the sun, but these same people never even think about their lips.
I know I’m careful about putting sunscreen on my nose, the tips of my ears, even under my chin. For some reason, though, it’s easy to forget about the lips.
That’s why all of us at Marea White DDS are happy to give out chapstick with sunscreen in it at no charge. Since we’re all about oral health here, we recognize that the lips are vulnerable and overlooked when it comes to sun damage. Put some sunscreen chapstick on your lips to keep them protected whenever you’re exposed to sun.
The Link to Oral Cancer
You probably didn’t know this, but if you let your lips be exposed to the sun unchecked, this could lead to oral cancer. April was Oral Cancer Awareness Month and we provided free cancer screenings.
Early detection is important in cases of oral cancer, but it’s better to prevent it altogether. You can help avoid the development of lip cancer by taking the proper precautions.
I know it can be a pain to remember, but you’ll be glad if you keep your lips healthy and cancer-free for a lifetime. We’re glad to do our part!
Don’t forget to pick up some sunscreen chapstick the next time you’re in our office!
~Dr. Marea White