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School's Out! and so is the Sun!

Smile and Sun Protection

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. The majority of melanoma cases are attributable to UV exposure. Research suggests that regular sunscreen use may reduce the risk of melanoma. Higher melanoma rates among men may be due in part to lower rates of sun protection. 

The American Association of Ophthalmologists suggests that long-term exposure to the sun without proper eye protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and eye cancer. Even short-term exposure can damage the eyes. Sun reflecting off water can cause a painful sunburn on the front part of the eye, called photokeratosis. It can cause redness, blurry vision, sensitivity to bright light, and in rare cases, even temporary vision loss. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection are your best preventative measures for eye problems.

When you come in for your dental cleaning and exam make sure to get your travel-size sunscreen and sunglasses to match your bright smile!

If you have any questions please call us at 310-453-3747.

Kari L. Sakurai , D.D.S. Dr. Sakurai is on staff at UCLA Medical Center, St. John's Health, SM-UCLA Orthopedic Hospital, and at LAC+USC as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry. With over 25 years of clinical experience and teaching at cutting edge, Universities helps us deliver the evidence-based technology care to our patients.

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