Roach Family Dentistry Winter 2018

Your Smile News

Winter 2018

From Roach Family Dentistry & Associates

TAKING ON CAUSES THAT ARE CLOSE TO US Dentistry From The Heart and Breast Cancer Awareness

Some have been recently diagnosed, and their oncologists communicate with us about their treatment and dental care. Others have fought and survived breast cancer, and we help them get back to good oral health.

How has your fall been? We’ve been busy around here, and you know what? We’re grateful for that! It’s all been good things. We wrapped up our seventh free day of dentistry with Dentistry From The Heart in September. I couldn’t be more proud of our team for taking on this cause with such a positive spirit and

Studies even show a link between periodontal disease and the likelihood of developing breast cancer. One study in Sweden looked at 3,000 women and found that those with serious, chronic gum disease were 11 times more likely to have breast cancer. The correlation to gum disease is associated with chronic inflammation in the body, and it’s a connection we are trying to create awareness of for our patients. That way, we can work as a team to prevent it. You can read more about what to be aware of when it comes to breast cancer and gum disease inside the newsletter. As it gets closer to the holidays, I’m grateful for the wonderful people I have in my life — my wife, my kids, my team at work, and you, our patients! At home, we’re preparing for the holiday season. Since my wife’s family lives in Nashville, we spend time here with her family and then go to Memphis, where I grew up and where my family still lives. It’s nice to get a taste of home and it’s always good to go back where I’m from, even if it’s just for a visit. On Thanksgiving, you’ll find me stationed somewhere near the smoker. Smoking the turkey is a tradition for me, and I love it. For the most part, once you get the meat on the smoker, it’s relaxing. From all of us at Roach Family Dentistry, thanks for trusting us with your oral health. We’re so glad to serve your dental needs and keep Nashville smiling. Happy Holidays! We’ll see you next year!

donating their time to this day. It’s truly something special we get to be part of. Lorraine stepped up to the plate and helped make sure everything ran smoothly. The day went really well, and we feel so good about it. We

were lucky to have great volunteers from other offices, including surgeons and assistants. In total, we contributed just over $26,000 in free dental services and saw 68 patients. My team was amazing, and they made it possible to give back to our community. In our seventh year, it feels like the knowledge and awareness of our Free Day of Dentistry is growing. The more we do it, the more often I run into people at the store or around town who stop me to say, “Oh, you’re the ones who do the Free Day of Dentistry,” and patients mention they heard about it. The awareness of it has really grown, and it’s a great feeling. I could not do this community service without our team and everyone else in the area who gets involved. I’m so grateful to have you!

In October, we took on another cause — the fight against breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s something we are very aware of here. I feel fortunate to say I haven’t been personally affected by this disease, but it’s still a cause that’s close to me. We’re a family practice, so we see patients of all ages, including patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

–Dr. Roach

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