We use our mouths actively each day. Our teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. Yet, we glaze over health practices and do tons of damage to our oral health. The Oral Cancer Foundation states that over 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Check out these facts to see just the amount of harm you may be causing to your mouth, and how you can fix it.

1. Your Lips Need Sunscreen, Too

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Just because they can’t get burnt, doesn’t mean you should treat them with any less care. Your lips are still skin, and can suffer when being exposed to significant ultraviolet rays. Try a lip balm with an SPF ranging from 30-50 for ultimate protection.

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