Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dr. Biggs Is a St. Jude Hero!

On October 11, 2009, Dr. Biggs will be running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in order to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Biggs has already raised over $4,000! To learn more about the St. Jude Heroes program or to make a contribution, please visit

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by Danny Thomas with the mission of finding cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and all over the world, using a pioneering combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat childhood cancers.

Dr. Biggs has been training for 18 weeks in preparation for the 26.2 mile run through Chicago to support continuing research at St. Jude. Be sure to wish him luck for this extremely worthy cause!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

We all know that October is often associated with Halloween, so people tend to connect the month with things such as candy, costumes, cooler weather, and falling leaves. But did you know that October is also National Orthodontic Health Month? The American Association of Orthodontists began celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month as a way of publicly educating current and future orthodontic patients.

When trick-or-treating this Halloween, remember to avoid hard, sticky candies and foods - these can damage your orthodontic appliances and extend your treatment time. Instead, stick to soft chocolates and other soft candies which are braces-friendly. Help yourself by staying away from the ghouls and goblins of candy this Halloween season!