Breast Cancer By The Numbers

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer. Spreading the word about breast cancer is vital: According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer patients is nearly 90% when it’s detected in an early stage. It’s critical to recognize the risks for this disease and […]

Good oral health can prevent breast cancer. October calendar with a 'get checked' reminder for breast cancer awareness month

How Good Oral Health May Prevent Breast Cancer

Do you notice an increase in pink every October? From politicians to football players to community members, the color seems to pop up everywhere! Since 1985, when National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded, October has been designated as a time to increase awareness of this deadly disease. Pink ribbons – and pink in general – point to […]

To floss or not to floss? The importance of flossing has recently been questioned.

Flossing: Important or Not? [Infographic]

  There has recently been some controversy over the importance of flossing – is flossing really necessary to maintain healthy teeth? Despite conflicting reports, dentists defend keeping flossing a priority. Don’t toss your floss into the trash just yet – there are several sound reasons to keep flossing a part of your daily oral care routine. According […]

woman telling man to whiten his teeth

The Best Way to Tell Someone to Whiten Their Teeth

We all know that person with the beautiful teeth and yellow smile. Your boss. Your boyfriend. Your sister. We care about people and want them to look their best. But teeth whitening can be a sensitive subject (no pun intended) and treatments can vary in price and effectiveness. Why should people want a fresh, gleaming smile? What’s the […]

how to baby your teeth during pregnancy

How to Baby Your Teeth During Pregnancy

If you’re not up on the latest oral-systemic link, it may seem odd that pregnancy affects your teeth, but it does! At the same time, your dental health has a very real effect on your developing baby. Many articles report that poor dental habits have been associated with premature delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. […]