Sunburn Great Houston Orthodontics Houston TXNow 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 Greater Houston 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 Protect Yourself From the Sun This Summer…

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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83-retainersAfter orthodontic treatment is completed at Greater Houston Orthodontics, retainers are the finishing touch to maintain your beautiful new smile while the teeth stabilize and over a lifetime of good oral health.

An orthodontic retainer is a custom-fit device that is removable or bonded depending upon the patient’s individual needs. It is your insurance policy your teeth stay put in their new positions if worn as instructed. Read more on Wearing Retainers – Do You Understand Why?…