October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although it might not seem like it, there is a close connection between breast cancer and oral hygiene. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, second to skin cancer. The good news is that occurrence of breast cancer is declining. An endodontist in White Plains, NY can examine your gums to determine the level of your oral health. Here at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, we are proud to do our part in raising breast cancer awareness.

 

The Rewards of Maintaining Good Oral Health

 

Maintaining good oral health has many rewards, such as reducing the number of whole-body diseases and illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and premature birth. Most dental plans cover one or two checkups and cleanings per year at little or no cost out of your pocket. We encourage you to make and keep your appointments, even if you don’t believe you have any significant issues with your teeth or oral health. These appointments can help us identify and manage potential problems before costly care becomes mandatory. Other advantages include:

·         A beautiful smile

·         Fresh breath

·         Healthy gums

The costs of fundamental oral care and preventive teeth cleaning are substantially lower than filling, crowns, and root canals. Regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your dentist improve your oral health by reducing the level of bacteria that can lead to gum disease.

 

Schedule a Visit Today

 

Maintaining good oral health does more than ensure a bright, white smile. Good oral health can improve your overall health, reduce the risk of breast cancer and other serious diseases, and help boost your self-esteem. Dr. Justin Kolnick and our qualified team of experts at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester can perform an oral health evaluation. Contact us today at (914) 750-4033 to schedule a visit today.