Tobacco is the second leading cause of cardiovascular related deaths globally! It is only preceded by high blood pressure. Today, May 31st is The World Health Organization‘s official #NoTobaccoDay.
Their message on social media this year highlights just how heart breaking smoking tobacco is. Personally, it reminds me of life’s grim reaper. Smoking tobacco, second hand smoke, and smokeless alternatives have the ability to rob you and your children of living your lives IN health. How?
View video here to “Get Legit Reasons To Quit”
Your life is meant to live IN health not in a hospital!
Additional health risks from smoking tobacco & second hand smoke include: stroke, lung cancer & oral cancer .
Smoking while pregnant places risks for your unborn child too. Congenital heart defects while in utero, premature births and miscarriages. Even your child’s tooth development or lack of it is linked to smoking during your pregnancy! Sudden death has also been linked to infants.
Your OBGYN, physician, dentist, dental hygienist, pediatrician are key resources to have a health empowered conversation with.
Additional information on how smoking WILL impact your child’s health & quality of life is found in this read.
Although tobacco doesn’t literally grow on trees, it IS a money tree for companies. Cigarette smoking is clearly at the top of the toxic for your health list, companies are becoming smart with marketing a new target audience. Smokeless alternatives kinda has a non-threatening vibe right?
Vaping, Juuling, etc. target your kids with their sleek look, more flavors than Baskin Robbins ice cream and offer that “hit” being you guessed it … nicotine. Nicotine is ruthless. Nicotine destroys the health of your child’s brain as it develops until age 21.
What is in vaping? How do you start the conversation with your teen?
I’ll give you resources in this vlog. View here.
Finally, recognize the financial toll on your livelihood, health insurance, potential hospital bills, treatments for recovery, medications or worse, funeral expenses.
It’s time to ditch these sick sticks!
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Recently, a viewer asked about whether she should see her dental hygienist or not during her pregnancy. This week I answer that question in the video below!
At least 70% of women who are pregnant experiencing bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or a toothache. Many will not seek help from a dental professional. If anything, this is the time to take THE best care of you! The current state of health in your mouth will impact your baby.
Here’s what you may not know about how your dental hygienist can be YOUR health advocate alongside your OBGYN during this amazing journey!
Your dental hygienist is licensed to co-diagnose and/or treat pregnancy gingivitis, gum disease, pregnancy granuloma, enamel erosion, dentin hypersensitivity, dry mouth, nutritionally guide you during morning sickness, inform you on what to look for regarding your baby being tongue tied, making breast feeding frustrating, painful and malnourishing to your child. Plan for laser treatment to release the tongue tie and guide you and your child with orofacial myofunctional therapy exercises.
I’m truly surprised how dental hygienists are still viewed at as “cleaning ladies”in 2016 and hope this week’s video shares some insight on our commitment to guide you to health!
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