Why are Lip Products With SPF Important?

Why are Lip Products With SPF Important?  The No. 1 area of the body people tend to ignore when using sunscreen is, surprisingly, the lips.   Our lips have a thinner layer of cells compared to the rest of our skin and they contain less melanin, the pigment that helps protect our skin from the…

Allergies, Sinuses, and Oral Health

Fall Allergies In the past year, 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children were diagnosed with seasonal allergies. One of the worst symptoms of this malady is sinus pressure. Sinuses are pockets of bone lined with mucous membranes, the most “famous” of which lie in our face. When congestion develops in our maxillary sinuses (so named for their location…

Soda and Oral Health

What’s in Your Drink? We all know sugary soda is hard on our teeth, but here are a few things that might surprise you. According to a study in the Journal of General Dentistry, all soft drinks contain enough acidity to damage tooth enamel, and result in weaker teeth, sensitivity, and cavities. Researchers found that the non-colas such…

Oral Health and Heart Disease

Oral Health and Heart Disease Everyone knows exercise is good for the heart and mind, but you may not be aware that poor oral hygiene can cause heart disease. If you have poor oral hygiene, you can end up with bleeding gum tissue. Bleeding tissue in the gums provides an entry point 700 for bacteria found in…