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Sun Protection And Periodontal Disease

Lyons Creek Dental Care offers an effective treatment for periodontal disease that uses Periostat. Periostat is a low-concentration doxycycline, which is an antibiotic used to successfully treat a number of infections. During this time of year especially, it is important to be mindful of the side effects, which can include photosensitivity (a higher risk of sunburn or skin sensitivity to sunlight).

If you are being treated for periodontal disease with Periostat, you should be judicious about your time spent in the sun, and make an effort to wear sunglasses, hats, and even long sleeves.

You should also, of course, apply a sunscreen free of harmful ingredients. The right sunscreen should offer a good amount of protection from the sun. This link provides a wealth of information about choosing the right sunscreen using the Environmental Working Group’s standards. EWG has put together a list of 172 sunscreens that meet their high standards for protection and safety. Take a look and see which is right for you!

Chris Rafoth is the owner of Lyons Creek Dental Care, providing medical dentistry, dental implants, and facial esthetics since 1998 for Shoreline and greater Seattle areas, as well as communities in King and Snohomish counties. Any questions or comments? Contact him at today!