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Feburary, 2014:Take Care of Those Pearly Whites!

 

             This is the month of love.  There are so many ways of the heart!  And there are equally diverse ways to show your love to those about whom you care. 

            Let’s look at the two major national observances for February 2014 – Children’s Dental Health and Heart Health.

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Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.  Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
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            Únase a la celebración del 10mo aniversario de National Wear Red Day® y en la lucha contra las enfermedades del corazón en las mujeres.

The American Heart Association is celebrating 10 years of Go Red (National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7, 2014).  There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.  Many women are either unaware of the symptoms to pay attention to or may attribute their symptoms as due to other causes. For instance, that pain in your jaw, neck or back? Don’t assume it‘s just from the gym or a little extra stress.  Also, extreme sweating and difficulty breathing are common symptoms in women.

So, yes, celebrate what Cupid brings on February 14th this year. But spread joy and love by helping young and old alike with full dental and heart health in 2014!