Showing posts with label gum disease risk factor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gum disease risk factor. Show all posts

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chewing Tobacco Warning

A follower on twitter sent me a picture of the bottom of a certain chewing tobacco brand's box:

The warning says:   Warning:  This Product Can Cause Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

I thought that was a cool picture.   I won't post it here because I'm sure all the brands are required to do the same thing.   I am not interested in picking on one brand.

Clearly, the entire industry was required by law to post those warnings.  They sure wouldn't do it voluntarily.  

Instead, I'm interested in spreading the word about preventing and stopping gum disease.   Most people have some anyway, whether they know it or not.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

There are things you can do to prevent it and arrest its progress and there are things you can do to make it worse - as the above example shows.  

The vast majority of tooth loss in the world is due to gum disease.  

Gum disease causes tooth loss.  

Shouldn't you learn more about this problem?   If most people have it - 3 out of every 4 according to many dental professionals, shouldn't you be learning what you can do to reduce or stop it?

What do you think?  Let's start a dialog on this.


PS: pick up your free guides on   stopping gum disease  and defeating bad breath

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Smoking Can Be Fatal - In German

Smoking Can Be Fatal In German is:  Rauchen kann tödlich sein

This is what is written on cigarette advertisements and cartons in Germany 

Here is a video to give you an idea of the pronunciation:   


Not only can smoking be fatal, it is not good for your dental health either! 

Here is an excerpt from the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease. 

Smoking: It seems like there are plenty of good reasons to give up smoking. Here is yet another. Smoking is a contributing factor to the development of gum disease. This could be because of the smoke’s effect on the immune system or the direct effect of the smoke on gum tissue. Smoking dries out the mucous and saliva-producing tis- sues of the mouth, and smoke is also toxic in nature. Any of these reasons—and more—can be why smoking contributes to the progression of gum disease. It makes sense, right? Smoke is poison and poison harms the tissues of the body. 

You can also find the book : What You Should Know About Gum Disease here. 

If smoking is affecting your breath (of course it does) you might want to counter that with a little : French Kiss Chewing Gum.  

If you haven't quite yet, I hope this helps to motivate you to 'make it happen'.   And if you love someone who hasn't quit yet,  you could send this page to them.  


PPS obtain your guide on stopping bad breath. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Smoking And Your Gums

Smoking and Chewing Tobacco Increase Risk For Gum Disease

I guess this should more or less be a common sense statement.  But it is still good to talk about it because there may be people who are not as clear as they should be.

The harsh chemicals in both cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco are harmful to the tissues of the body. The gum tissue, receiving direct contact, can be affected.  Smoking has been indicated as an additional risk factor for gum disease.

Story About Cadaver Lab

When I took Gross Anatomy it was a very interesting experience.  We had a cadaver of about 65 years of age.  He had been soaked in formaldehyde for about 6 months or longer.

He was grossly overweight.  There was a layer of fat under the skin that was quite thick.

When we opened the chest cavity, the first thing I could smell was cigarette smoke.   The lungs were coal black.  They were jet black from the inside all the way to the outside without interruption. 

By contrast, normal lungs are pink in color, like lips.   And this is an important point.

I don't think I have to convince you, warning signs about the toxic effect of cigarettes are even on labels.  I do not think anyone with a shred of rationality is going to argue that smoking is good for you.

Increased risk for gum disease is just one more reason to quit smoking!


PS:  This is one of my favorite tools for prevention and promotion of dental health