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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Part YOUR Gums Play

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Part YOUR Gums Play.  According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, second only to skin cancer. A huge percentage of women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, however, the good news is that occurrence of breast cancer is declining, and there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive today. While breast cancer might not seem like it would have an association with your oral health, it actually does. Recent studies have shown that breast cancer and gum disease are closely related, including a study published online on Dec. 21, 2015 by the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Having gum disease actually increases your risk of developing breast cancer. The vicious cycle between breast cancer and gum disease is a tough one to break.

A person that has poor oral health is far more likely to develop breast cancer, AND, a person who is undergoing treatment for this cancer is at a much higher risk for other dental problems.

The entire team here at Flower Mound Dental & Dr. William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS would like to do our part in helping to prevent this deadly disease. During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  we would like to provide a new client offer for women between the ages of 21 and 121. For all new clients who call our practice in October to schedule, we will provide a Free Dental Examination, Periodontal Screening, and a set of X-rays. (Approx. Value: $260) It is our way to give back to the community, support women, and fight this deadly disease. Give Mary a call right now at (972) 355-2222 to schedule your appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

New to Flower Mound?  In search of a new dentist?

New to Flower Mound?  Lived in Flower Mound for many years? Come see us at Flower Mound Dental.  We are a top-notch dentist office and can provide all of your Flower Mound Dental needs.

About Flower Mound Dental

Flower Mound Dental is here to meet your dental needs. We provide truly gentle, exceptional dentistry. Dr. Wyatt offers a wide variety of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Flower Mound Dental is located in the Flower Mound Kroger Shopping Center, near Lifetime Fitness. Above all, we want you to be comfortable here. For instance, bring us your dental concerns. In other words, we are committed to your oral health and wellness. Dr. Wyatt provides a  calm, inviting atmosphere to make you feel at home.

For more information visit www.flowermounddental.com. Follow us on Twitter @FloMoDental.

About Dr. William E. Wyatt Jr.

When it comes to dental education, it’s hard to find anyone more knowledgeable than Dr. Wyatt. In other words, Dr. Wyatt is actively involved in many facets of continuing education. He participates in dental conferences, symposia, and fellowships. In 1986, he received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. He completed 500 hours of additional continuing education and a rigorous written exam. Dr. Wyatt has studied with some of the most respected dentists in the world. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners requires 12 hours of continuing education every year to maintain licensure. For example, Dr. Wyatt regularly averages 200 hours per year. That’s 1600% more than he’s legally required to do. As a result, this affords him access to the latest technological advances in dentistry. 

Dr. Wyatt has held memberships in the following organizations:

  • The American Dental Implant Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Institute
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Seattle Study Club Dental Business Academy
  • The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry

In addition, he is very active in his community. For example, Dr. Wyatt is a featured speaker in the chamber of commerce and other organizations. Above all, he is a published author on Dentaltown. In conclusion, be sure to follow Dr. Wyatt on Twitter @DrWilliamWyatt.