E-Cigarette Dangers: Update of January 2017

E-Cigarettes are indeed dangerous. The United States Surgeon General finally published a report and created a website on e-cigarette dangers in December 2016. It was not until May 2016 when the United … [Read more...]

HPV: Now Leading Cause of Head and Neck Cancers

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of head and neck cancers, according to Dr. Timothy Kelley, the Director of the Head and Neck Program and an oncological surgeon at Hoag Memorial … [Read more...]

Higher Taxes on Tobacco Products Urged by WHO

In an article posted yesterday by Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments worldwide to increase the tax on tobacco products to make the tax burden over 75% of the cost of … [Read more...]

FDA Continues to Provide Warnings About Smokeless Tobacco

According to the ADA News, June 1, 2015 issue, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected a petition to label smokeless tobacco products as safer than cigarettes on May 11, 2015. Currently and in … [Read more...]

The Problems with E-Cigarettes

The popularity of e-cigarettes is sky-rocketing. Over 2 million middle and high school students report using these. Over the past three years, the number of youth using e-cigarettes has tripled. … [Read more...]

The Safety of E-Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, Water Pipes (Hookahs), & Dissolvables

  Since 2002, according to Claire Altschuler within an article in the May 2015 issue of the AGD Impact magazine, some research has shown that the number of former smokers in the United States … [Read more...]

Cigar-Smoking Without Inhaling: Still Presents Risks

In the early to mid 1990's, many of us recall that over 40 states filed lawsuits against the tobacco industry and won. The dangers of tobacco use were substantiated. However, since then, tobacco use … [Read more...]

Our Updated VELscope Oral Cancer Screening Device

Some may wonder why it is important to screen for oral cancer. We may not hear of it very often. It is not highly publicized. However, oral cancer is the 11th cause of cancer deaths. The early … [Read more...]

Do Root Canals Fail? Should I Have an Extraction Instead?

There has been more talk recently about root canals. In some circles there is the idea that root canals should never be done. Some research which has not been well-proven suggests that there is a link … [Read more...]

Oral Cancer Screening: More Important Than We May Think

We all hear of loved ones or friends having breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, or melanoma, among other cancers.  However, we do not hear of oral cancer as much.  As a … [Read more...]