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November 23, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Vaping—Not Prior Smoking—is Associated with Changes in Gene Regulation Linked to Disease

by Keck School of Medicine of USC

Since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers. When research began to suggest otherwise, many questioned whether smoking was still to blame for adverse effects, since most vapers are

November 18, 2021 News News

Dentists Play Key Role in Helping Patients Quit

by ADA

About half of dentists offer smoking cessation counseling or treatment to their patients, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. The report, which includes the responses of 283

July 10, 2019 News NewsOral Health

How Vaping May Ruin Your Teeth

by CNet

When it comes to your health and the potential dangers of vaping, you probably think you’ve heard it all. New York periodontist Scott Froum, D.D.S., did too — including the possibility of e-cigarettes exploding in someone’s face. But then Froum started noticing a troubling trend

September 26, 2018 News News

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

by Case Western Reserve University

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to

January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

June 27, 2013 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Avoiding smokers and big spenders on dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As healthcare reforms promote more preventive care and associated healthy-seeking behaviour, some controversies emerge. I notice, for example, that American employers in their efforts to control healthcare costs, are taking a look at the extra-burden of an employee who smokes.