October is breast cancer awareness month. 1 in 8 women in America will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Thankfully, science has come a long way in the past 50 plus years that has improved the rates of survival exponentially, but unfortunately it is still not 100% preventable yet. So what do we do?
As dental professionals our job is to not only make sure our patient’s teeth are healthy, but that their overall health is in good shape! So we are here to share with you just how important your dental health can be towards your overall health.Studies have proven that the quality of your oral hygiene has a huge impact on how at risk you are for breast cancer. Having a healthy dental routine, especially if you are at risk because of heredity, will reduce your risks.
We hope these tips help in reducing your risk for both dental problems and your risk for developing breast cancer! We want our patients to live long, healthy, happy lives. If you have any other questions regarding this please call us! That is what we are here for.