Archives by Tag 'tobacco'

Knocking Tobacco Out of the Park

oral cancer, Oral Health

07/10/2015
The San Francisco Giants will become the first Major League Baseball team to ban chewing tobacco in its home stadium. However, the credit for this health-promoting measure is not due to the team, the league or even MLB. Instead, it’s the result of a prohibition against smokeless tobacco use in more...

Curt Schilling: Awareness Saves Lives

oral cancer

05/21/2015
Tony Gwynn is not the first Major League baseball player to battle oral cancer. Babe Ruth, Brett Butler and Curt Flood also had the disease. Recently one more name was added to the list: Curt Schilling. In the wake of Gwynn’s death, the former Boston Red Sox pitching ace revealed more...

The 10 Most Important Health Measures of the 20th Century

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

02/05/2010
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 20th century has produced numerous things that improve the overall health of Americans. Some of these you may know, while others may be a surprise when you first read them...but seem obvious once you think about it. For example, more...

Does Arnica Really Help Healing after Oral Surgery?

Medication

02/05/2010
Herbal or homeopathic remedies and other forms of integrative medicine (holistic medicine; new ways to treat the mind, body, and spirit—all at the same time) continue to grow in popularity; however, it is critical that you consult your physician and/or dentist prior to taking them to ensure they will be more...

Honus Wagner’s healthy lifestyle paid off big!

Sports Dentistry

02/04/2010
Do you know the story behind baseball's highest selling card in history? In the early 1900's, tobacco manufacturers put baseball cards in cigarette packages. Honus Wagner played from 1897 to 1917 and was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Wagner was more...

Oral Cancer: Am I at risk if I’m in my 20s and never used tobacco or alcohol?

oral cancer

02/04/2010
Surprisingly, the answer to this question is YES! The fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population is young, non-smoking individuals, very different from the historic profile of those who got oral cancer 20 years ago. The reason is the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV16). If the current trend more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...

Lifesaving Facts About Oral Cancer

oral cancer

02/04/2010
Cancer is a disease that shows no discrimination. What makes oral cancer so scary is that it is often not diagnosed until a late stage, In fact, only one-third of all oral cancers are diagnosed in an early stage. While typically thought to affect older people, it's now more prevalent more...

Tobacco’s Impact on Your Oral Health

oral cancer, Oral Health

02/04/2010
Unless you live in a cave, you are aware of the dangers of smoking. But do you know how much tobacco use impacts your oral health? In addition to staining your teeth, causing bad breath, and increasing the build up of bacterial plaque, it affects your sense of smell and more...

WARNING: The Dangers of Chewing Tobacco

oral cancer

02/03/2010
While “all the guys” may be using it, don't be fooled into thinking that just because it is smokeless tobacco that it is harmless. It is not safe at all; in fact it is quite dangerous! For example, did you know that spit tobacco contains more than 30 chemicals known more...