Are We Addicting Another Generation of Smokers With e-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco?

OrthoPros Orthodontics Tucson AZ Smokeless tobaccoYears of educating kids on the risks of tobacco products are at risk on multiple fronts according to top medical groups in the US which include both smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. At OrthoPros Orthodontics we are concerned that kids today have the misconception that they are harmless when compared to smoking cigarettes..

The American Heart Association Speaks Out on e-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association recently released its policy recommendations on the use of “e-cigarettes” and the need for the same regulation as tobacco products. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association recently stated: “Over the last 50 years, 20 million Americans died because of #tobacco. We are fiercely committed to preventing the #tobacco industry from #addicting another generation of #smokers. Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation’s youth, and could renormalize smoking in our society. These disturbing developments have helped convince the association that #e-cigarettes need to be strongly regulated, thoroughly researched and closely monitored.” Read more on The Risks are Too High – Smokeless Tobacco and E- Cigarettes…

OrthoPros Orthodontics Tucson AZ Why choose an orthodontistIf you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems, your smile is treated best in the hands of an orthodontic specialist.

Specialist” has a double meaning in the health profession. It refers to the individual practioner’s education and verifies they have limited their practice to one specialty, unlike a general dentist or general physician which can treat all areas of dentistry or medicine. Read more on The Truth About Orthodontic Specialists…

Kids sports injuries-OrthPros-Tucson AZWhat sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right.

The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 are the most susceptible to injury. When all is said and done, it is up to parents to ensure their kids are protected during practices and games at a younger age and train their kids of the importance of wearing #mouth guards when they are older and on their own.

At OrthoPros Orthodontics our goal is to ensure parents and patients are well informed when it comes to the importance of wearing a mouth guard during any type of contact sport to protect their beautiful smile over a lifetime. Once adult teeth erupt, there are no second chances. Wearing a #mouth guard can make the difference between losing or fracturing a tooth which requires a lifetime of #dental repair or owning your own pearly white smile.Read more on Important Facts About Kids and Dental Sports Injuries…

Life as we know it at OrthoPros, both professionally in the delivery of orthodontic care and personally in our lives, is changing at the blink of an eye. It is both an exciting and intimidating age we live in and it amazes our team every day. If we are here today, where will we be one, two, or even ten years down the road with all the advances in technology that affect all aspects of our lives?

Below is a video that highlights the changing world around us this year that we would like to share with you.

At OrthoPros, we are up to the challenge and work hard to maintain our highest standards for quality #orthodontic treatment and delivery of service to our patients!

Read more on Embracing Change At Lightning Speed in 2014 in Tucson AZ…