Breast Cancer Awareness and National Orthodontic Health Month:)

Happy “Tooth-Day”!

Farah Flossit here, wearing pink in honor of all the Breast Cancer Survivors out there, including my mom:) Go Pink Warriors!!

The month of October is both National Orthodontic Health Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Casa Smiles is proud to bring awareness to both topics.


I’d like start today’s report with some Breast Cancer FACTS:

-Women who had gum disease or missing teeth were 11 times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Interestingly, 75% of American adults suffer from various forms of gum disease.
-1.3 Million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
-Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US.
-40% of those who had chemotherapy have oral symptoms, such as sore gums, cavities, mouth infections, and dry mouth.

If you or someone you know is undergoing treatment, here are some helpful Oral Health Tips during Breast Cancer Treatment:

  • Use a soft toothbrush or sponge brush
  • Rinse with alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Avoid dental treatments 1 week after Chemotherapy
  • Floss gently
  • Use a toothpaste or Gum with Xylitol
*Information about Facts and Tips gathered from The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Statistics, Cancer  Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures, 2012, ACS, Breast Cancer Research & Treatment Journal, American Dental Hygienist Association, National Cancer Institute, and Total Health Magazine.

Casa Smiles is proud to Support Breast Cancer Awareness by donating 50% of sales of all PINK Sonicare toothbrushes to the Susan G. Komen foundation.  Stop by and support Breast Cancer today:)


In honor of National Orthodontic Month here are some “Ortho-Friendly” spooky recipes: (click on each image for detailed instructions) *Recipes provided by the AAO*

National Orthodontic Health Month Recipes:

                                                      Quirky Quesadillas
Delightfully Devilish Deviled Eggs                           Quirky Quesadillas
     Mummy Pizza Biscuits                                                  "Scary
    Mummy Pizza Biscuits                                 Scary Skull & Ghastly Ghost Cookies
      Spooky Spider Web Bean Dip
Spooky Spider Web Bean Dip


Stay tuned in the month of October for continued Breast Cancer support and for more Orthodontic Health information and tips.  Don’t forget to call Casa Smiles and make an appointment for your complimentary Orthodontic consultation today.  The AAO recommends that every child visit the Orthodontist by the age of 7.

Thank you for tuning in on today’s Happy “Tooth-Day’s” report!

I look forward to chatting with you all next week!

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Your Friend,

Farah Flossit (Special Agent Flossit)