October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again our friends at WWE have joined forces with Susan G Komen to #RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK!

To support Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets including WWE Network and TV broadcasts, live events, PSAs, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. Throughout the month, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp and ring skirts will be co-branded and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer. Fans will also have the option to turn their Facebook and Twitter profiles pink to show their support. In addition, a co-branded WWE and Susan G. Komen flag will be flown outside of WWE’s corporate headquarters.

“We are so grateful for our partnership with WWE,” said Christina Alford, SVP of development for Susan G. Komen. “Their ‘Rise Above Cancer’ campaign reaches women in communities across the country, bringing awareness and helping us fund lifesaving research, and support to families living with breast cancer who need our help today.”

“WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Susan G. Komen and its support of breast cancer research and awareness,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “WWE remains deeply committed to this movement, as we utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that impacts so many people around the world.”

Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership launched in 2012 and has generated more than $1.5 million for Komen to date. This past May, Komen and WWE teamed up again to support the Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure and National Women’s Health Week.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month WWE fans can buy #RISEABOVECANCER gear and WWE will donate 20% of all sales to Susan G. Komen while shopping the WWE SHOP you can also add an additional donation of your own.

While watching Monday night Raw this past monday I was touched when all the superstars came our wearing their #RISEABOVECANCER ring gear, but what touched me more was that my 8 yr old son went and got a WWE gift card he had and asked if he could buy a shirt to wear and make a donation. I believe it was this segment that moved him to do so!


National Dental Hygiene Month

October 1st kicks off many “National” months, my personal favorite and one as a Dental Professional is National Dental Hygiene Month. Proper Dental Hygiene is something that should be taught at an early age. The mouth is one of the passage ways into the body and in order to have “total health” you must first have Oral Health.

Having good oral health does not just happen.  Yes, genetics does play a role, but it is something that is nurtured and taught. These teachings should happen as early 3-6 months. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children have their first Oral Examination on their first birthday and subsiquent visits bi-annually.

By Brushing 2x daily for a minimum of 2 minutes, flossing daily, rinsing with a non alcohol mouth rinse and chewing, yes, chewing sugarless gum , you to can be on the right path to optimal Oral Health regardless of how busy and hectic your lifestyle is.

The American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) has a very easy theme for this year’s National Dental Hygiene Month: “Keep them Healthy, Keep them Clean” which continues to stress how easy it is for you to incorporate the proper oral hygiene regime into your daily life and that of your children.

In order to make brushing fun and educational for children, The American Dental Association (ADA) has incorporated Stop Zombie Mouth which has games, activity sheets, quizes, facts , invites , trading cards and even Halloween masks for children.

Click the link above to check out Stop Zombie Mouth Fun

Take the quiz and see how much you know about Zombies and Candy, after the quiz call your dentist and schedule your families regular dental check-ups.