Taking Care

Safe Earwax Removal

If your problem isn’t serious, but you do feel like you have too much earwax buildup, you can gently clean the outside of your ears. Just use a washcloth. You also can try putting a few drops of baby oil, hydrogen peroxide, mineral oil, or glycerin in your ear to soften the wax. Or you can use an over-the-counter wax removal kit.

Besides cotton swabs or any other small or pointy objects, don't use ear candles to clean your ears. Studies show they’re not effective and they can even cause injury. These hollow candles are supposed to be inserted into the ear canal and lit at the exposed end, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found they can cause burns and even pierce the inside of the ear.

Ear Exam

Proper Sanitation Techniques

  • The key is to Disinfect

  • Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. Many products recommend:

    • Keeping surface wet for a period of time (see product label).

    • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

 

Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards

  • Ensure adequate ventilation

  • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label

  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)

  • Avoid mixing chemical products

  • Label diluted cleaning solutions

  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.

Carrying Cleaning Supplies

How Often Should You Visit The Dentist?

For most people, dentists recommend having a cleaning and checkup twice a year – every six months, to be precise. However, depending on your specific oral health needs, we may recommend you visit us more often than that.

Dentist Office

Are Self Breast Exams Really Important?

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, doctors believes that performing breast self-exam in combination with other screening methods can increase the odds of early detection.

Woman with Pink Ribbon

Teens Headed To Driving School

Below are some examples of safety rules for new teen drivers.

  • Check in with a parent every time you drive.

  • Do not take unnecessary risks while driving.

  • Obey all traffic laws, signs and speed limits.

  • No drinking and driving. Ever.

  • No peer passengers in the car for the first six months.

  • Eliminate all driving distractions.

  • Keep your doors locked

Driving School

Fitness During The Pandemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting enough physical activity could prevent 1 in 10 premature deaths, yet only half of adults get the physical activity they need to help reduce and prevent chronic diseases. Exercising could also prevent:

 

  • 1 in 8 cases of breast cancer

  • 1 in 8 cases of colorectal cancer

  • 1 in 12 cases of diabetes

  • 1 in 15 cases of heart disease

Dedicate some time at least three days a week to focus on your physical fitness.

Core Fitness

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