A+ Family Dentistry May 2019

Want a tan? Go sunless!

Though popular, that “sun-kissed” look is actually a sign of skin damage caused by harmful UV rays. If your summer look just isn’t complete without a tan, consider using a sunless tanning product. The Mayo Clinic states, “Topical sunless tanning products are generally considered safe alternatives to sunbathing, as long as they’re used as directed.” So read the directions and enjoy a great summer tan while keeping your skin safe. Take cool showers . Hot showers are relaxing, but they also dry out your skin, especially in the heat of summer. Do your skin a favor and turn down the temperature. As a bonus, taking a cool shower after sweating can reduce acne breakouts. Stay hydrated. Hydrated skin is happy skin, so keep a water bottle handy. Start by swapping a sugary beverage at mealtime with a glass of water instead. Another healthy way to get extra water is by snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables. Certain summer fruits, like melons, have high water content and are full of vitamins your body craves.

Soak Up the Sun Without Damaging Your Skin

Summer is a wonderful time of year for your health. The warm weather encourages outdoor activities, and the vitamin D produced by sunlight can boost your mood. Unfortunately, sunshine can also do a number on your skin. Here are a few tips to protect your skin while having fun in the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen! People of all complexions should wear sunscreen every day. Even if you aren’t at the beach, harsh sunlight can still damage your skin when you’re walking around or driving your car. Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen with SPF 30 first thing in the morning and reapplying periodically through the day.

There’s a lot to love about the summertime. With these tips, your skin can love it too.

Pro Tip: Don’t put the sunscreen away when it gets cold. The sun is still harmful in the winter months.

TESTIMONIAL See What Others Are Saying

We want to thank all of our patients who put so much faith in us by recommending our services to their friends and family members. Last month, our referrals came from these amazing patients: A+ Referrals

“I highly recommended A+ Family. Dr. Michael is super knowledgeable, experienced, trustworthy, and perceptive. I’ve been going here for at least two years. I’ve never had any problems after each visit; I never had to fix or redo his work. Everyone treats you like you’re a part of their family. I’m very happy that I’ve found Dr. Michael. He is the best.” -Bonnie Bonniera

Matt A. Erica B. Facundo B. Alejandra ch. Steven C. Jesus D. Bernadette G.

Gabriela L. Bertha M. Emily O. Cynthia P. Sophia R. Tim S.

“I’ve always had a great experience with A+ Dentistry. Very professional, caring, and have a comfy office too. From cavities to cleanings, they have a great staff. They are also communicative about pricing which I highly appreciate. Shout out to Princess and Ken for keeping my teeth shiny and clean!“ -Carina Sarabia

And the winner of April’s referral prize is: Bernadette G.

Thank you to all of our patients who continue to support us. Check back next month when we will announce the winner of our next referral prize.

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