|The ingredients in chew cause erosion of critical bone
support leading to loosened teeth that can be permanently lost.
|Sugar is added to smokeless tobacco during the curing and
processing to improve its taste. The sugar reacts with bacteria found
naturally in the mouth, causing an acid reaction, which leads to decay.
|Stained teeth and bad breath along with the offensive habit
of continually spitting.
|Athletic performance and endurance levels are decreased due
to constriction of blood vessels caused by nicotine.
|Chewing tobacco decrease a person's sense of taste and
ability to smell. As a result, users tend to eat more salty and sweet foods
which can lead to more cavities.
|Heart problems due to increase in blood pressure and heart
|Chew users are more likely than nonusers to get oral cancer
which leads to difficulty chewing, swallowing, talking and even
breathing. On average half of oral cancer victims are dead within 5
years of diagnosis.
|It runs your health and your image: stained teeth, tobacco stuck
between your teeth, bad breath, constant spitting or drooling.
|With the practice of "chewing" and
"dipping," tobacco and its irritating juices are left in contact
with gums, cheeks and/or lips for prolonged periods of time. This can cause
leukoplakia. Leukoplakia appears either as a smooth, white patch or as
leathery-looking wrinkled skin. It results in cancer in 3 percent to 5
percent of all cases.
2) Pick a quit date and throw out all your chewing tobacco and
3) Tell yourself out loud every day that you're going to quit.
4) Ask your friends, family, teachers, and coaches to help you
kick the habit by giving you support and encouragement.
5) Tell friends not to offer you spit tobacco. You may want to
ask a friend to quit with you.
6) Ask your doctor or dentist about a nicotine chewing gum
tobacco cessation program.
7) Find alternatives to spit tobacco. A few examples are
sugarless gum, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, apple slices, raisins, or dried
8) Find activities to keep your mind off of spit tobacco. You could ride a bike, talk or write a letter to a friend,
work on a hobby, or listen to music. Exercise can help relieve tension caused by
9) Remember that everyone is different, so develop a
personalized plan that works best for you.
9) Set realistic goals and achieve them.
10) Reward yourself. You could save the money that would have been spent on spit
tobacco products and buy something nice for yourself.
11) Nicorette gum and nicotine inhalers and the patch-type
delivery systems are all products to help you to quit smoking.
12) Try the natural sugar free mint leave substitute.
13) Pick a Quit Date and taper down until you reach it.
Change your daily routine and stay busy on your Quit Day. Make an
appointment to get your teeth cleaned!
14) Cut back or switch from the highest nicotine brands.
15) Dealing with craving and urges by: waiting them out; do
deep breathing, call a friend or exercise.
16) Quitting takes practice. Chances of success increase
with each try. If you slip, pick up right where you left off
Sugar Free Tobacco-Redman
Silver Blend will help fight decay.
cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S., 9 cases
were found in our area just last year. If you catch it early the odds of
5-year survival are 76% . Solution: See us every six months for your examination
. We do a no-charge oral cancer check at every exam.
worry-spots checked with a painless, non-invasive "brush-biopsy"
we can do in our office.
risk factors: The use of
tobacco products is responsible for 80 to 90% of all oral cancers. A
pack of cigarettes a day increases your oral cancer risk 4.5 times;
six alcoholic drinks a day, 3.3 times; 7 to 9 drinks a day, 15 times.
Heavy alcohol use combined with heavy tobacco use can increase the risk
up to 100-fold
Contact :National Oral
Health Information Clearinghouse
September 14, 2007
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