Young dental joins fight against breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Young Dental is doing its part to help those affected by this disease. Young Dental has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation—whose mission is to “help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.” The company will make a donation to the foundation for every purchased box of its Pink Prophy Angles in October. For each 200-count box of Pink Prophy Angles sold, Young Dental will donate $15; 1,200-count boxes will yield a $50 donation. The Pink Prophy Angles are available in both classic and contra styles, with their rosy color promoting breast cancer awareness among patients and clinicians alike.
The popularity and dependability of implants increase each year, thanks to improvements in both technique and product quality. Despite high success rates, implant therapy is not without risk, especially when implants are not properly maintained. Click here to read “Support Long-Term Success” by Jonathan H. Do, DDS—a health sciences assistant clinical professor of periodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry—which details strategies for ensuring the health and viability of implant therapy. Sponsored by Colgate and created in collaboration with the American Academy of Periodontology, the article also offers two continuing education units.
Hello Products’ blue raspberry, green apple, and bubble gum toothpastes for kids recently earned the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. The seal signifies that the products have met the ADA’s strict guidelines for safety and efficacy. Hello’s new adult flavor, peach mango mint, also received the seal, joining the original three Hello adult toothpastes, which received the Seal of Acceptance in 2014.
Hello’s dentifrice formula is natural yet effective, with rigorous testing demonstrating its ability to strengthen enamel and protect against caries. Free from artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, dyes, preservatives, and microbeads, the kids’ toothpastes are sweetened with xylitol and stevia. Its toothpaste line is also vegan, not tested on animals, and manufactured in the United States.
Oral Health America’s annual public awareness campaign Fall for Smiles makes its return, reminding Americans to adopt good oral hygiene habits for improved oral and overall health. The campaign is designed to promote awareness of the importance of daily brushing and flossing, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and receiving routine dental checkups. This year’s campaign will focus on the oral health of older adults and the struggles this population faces in maintaining oral health. Dental professionals are encouraged to get involved in the Fall for Smiles campaign to raise awareness of the importance of oral health among patients of all ages. Campaign resources—including patient activities, a campaign booklet, quizzes, webinar signups, and e-media contests—are available at: oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. October 2015;13(10):18.