While premier dentistry in Potomac Falls focuses primarily on the teeth and gums, studies reveal that maintaining sound oral health can also reduce the likelihood of developing chronic health issues such as strokes, diabetes, and heart disease.
The Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment also reports findings that now links periodontal disease with breast cancer development. In a study of over 3000 females, women who had already lost a tooth associated with periodontal disease, were a startling 11 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women without gum disease.
Breastcancer.org states that about 1 in 8 American women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Like many other women, Dr. Ansari has personally been affected by this disease, losing her aunt almost 4 years ago to breast cancer.
She wants to do her part in helping to continue lifesaving research for breast cancer. So from October 1-31, 2012, Dr. Ansari will be donating $1 per new Facebook Likeaccumulated over that time period. All money raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.
Share in finding the cure for breast cancer—for the women of today and tomorrow. Encourage your friends and family to Like us during this month of October 2012. Here at Lowes Island Dentistry, we thank our Potomac Falls residents, and all our patients, in advance for their support in spreading smiles throughout the world.