National Orthodontic Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Orthodontic Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 11/21/2017

While many candy-starved people may typically only think of October as the month of Halloween, there are actually plenty of interesting events that occur in October that you may not be aware of. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to speak about all of the important events that are occurring this month, but as your orthodontist in the Shoals Area, including Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Florence, we at Hudson Orthodontics would like to tell you about a few of the major ones – National Orthodontic Health Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

National Orthodontic Health Month

National Orthodontic Health Month is all about celebrating the work that orthodontists do, even beyond just helping to create straighter smiles. You’re likely familiar with the fact that orthodontists help straighten patients’ teeth and make their smiles look better, but you may not know about all of the other benefits that orthodontists provide. Orthodontics isn’t solely about helping to create a more beautiful smile. In fact, a straight smile can lead to many benefits beyond straighter teeth, including the following:

  • A straight smile is a healthy smile. When teeth are crooked, it can sometimes be harder to remove food particles and bacteria that have gotten stuck between them. Straight teeth are much easier to clean, which will typically lead to better oral health.

  • A healthier mouth will also lead to a healthier body. Your mouth is essentially a window into the rest of your body; any oral problems or diseases that you have can quickly develop into systemic issues. For example, gum disease can cause inflammation throughout the body, potentially compromising your immune system. Poor oral hygiene can even lead to kidney disease, heart disease, and respiratory infections.

  • It’s also important to not forget that having a straight and healthy smile will lead to a boost in confidence. Instead of having to hide your teeth when you talk, smile, or laugh, you can be free to be yourself. This may make you feel more comfortable in social or professional settings.

As your home for high-quality orthodontics in and around Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Florence, we at Hudson Orthodontics are proud to celebrate this important month!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, there’s a campaign to raise awareness of this deadly disease that claims the lives of so many. Just in the year of 2017, approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer will be discovered and 40,000 women will die of breast cancer. There’s about a 1-in-37 chance that a woman will die from breast cancer. To help raise awareness of this prevalent disease, there are several things that you can do to help:

  • Simply wear a pink ribbon or anything that’s pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

  • Donate to a breast cancer foundation.

  • Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month on any of your social media accounts.

  • Just talk to whoever you can about breast cancer awareness to get the conversation started.

Contact Your Muscle Shoals Orthodontist!

There’s plenty of fun events and activities going on during the month of October, especially here at Hudson Orthodontics! Dr. James D. Hudson and his staff recently had a lot of fun at the Pumpkin Patch for the Muscle Shoals baseball team. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with your orthodontist, we encourage you to give us a call at (256) 383-8736. We can’t wait to hear from you!