Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

Smoking can hook you because cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive. But being hooked is not an excuse why you cannot quit smoking. Smoking has been proven by several researches to be great threat to one's health, that is why there is no reason why one who is already hooked to it should not quit smoking.

It is tough to quit smoking. People try at least 2 to 3 times before they can finally quit smoking. It takes hard work and lots of effort but if you're really determined then you can quit smoking for good.

Why quit smoking?

There are at least five reasons why you should quit smoking.

* First, if you quit smoking, you will definitely live longer and better.

* Second, each time you smoke, you take about 5 to 20 minutes off your life. Your chance of getting lung cancer, stroke or heart attack increases if you don't quit smoking.

* Third,repparttar people you live with, especiallyrepparttar 150696 children, will be healthier only if you stop smoking. In fact, second hand smoke is more dangerous thanrepparttar 150697 actual smoke users get from smoking.

* Fourth, if you quit smoking, you will have extra money to spend on other things than cigarettes.

* And lastly, if you’re pregnant, chances of having a healthier baby is more likely if you quit smoking.

Sorepparttar 150698 next and most crucial question is "how do I quit smoking?"

Here are five ways that can help you quit smoking:

Modern Treatments Of Tooth Decay

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

"Tooth decay, also known as dental cavities, or dental caries, is a disease that is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever." -- Michael C. Alfano, Dean ofrepparttar New York University College of Dentistry.

As warned byrepparttar 150695 World Health Organization, tooth decay is one ofrepparttar 150696 world's most prevalent health problems in industrialized and especially in developing countries. An estimate of 90% people inrepparttar 150697 United States has at least one cavity. Children and senior citizens arerepparttar 150698 two groups of people at highest risk.

In children, it usually happens when sugar-laden foods such as candies are frequently left onrepparttar 150699 teeth. Inrepparttar 150700 mouth, there are bacteria that live in plaque (a sticky, whitish film produced by our saliva) that convertrepparttar 150701 sugar into acids. These acids eat awayrepparttar 150702 tooth's protective coating also known asrepparttar 150703 enamel. Excessive destruction of this outer surface ofrepparttar 150704 tooth results in tooth decay.

What makes adults also prone to being afflicted with tooth decay is when aging causes gums to move back fromrepparttar 150705 teeth. Combined with gum disease, this gum recession exposesrepparttar 150706 tooth root to plaque. This will causerepparttar 150707 breakdown ofrepparttar 150708 tooth root. People who already have a number of dental restorations (fillings and crowns) may also suffer from tooth decay, especially aroundrepparttar 150709 teeth's edges, or margins.

The cost of spoiling your sweet tooth. Tooth decay, particularly inrepparttar 150710 front teeth, may become an impediment towards achieving a pleasing appearance, thus affecting self-esteem. Cavities can also impact an individual's emotional and social well being by causing pain and discomfort from toothache. In addition to this, it can also cause some serious health problem like malnutrition by interfering with an individual's ability to eat certain foods. If tooth decay is not treated early, complication from infection could cause swelling ofrepparttar 150711 face and neck, fever and blood poisoning.

Prevention is a lot less expensive AND less painful than treatment. Although tooth decay remains as one ofrepparttar 150712 most common chronic disease, today many people are in better oral health than before. The consolidated effort of dental associations and many other health organizations in raising oral health consciousness,repparttar 150713 support ofrepparttar 150714 government, and cooperation fromrepparttar 150715 public made this improvement attainable. Several community-based programs aimed at solving oral health dilemmas are carried out. These include extending fluoridated water and schools having sealant projects for children. However, these programs cannot reach many remote areas where ethnic minorities are and where many people are living in poverty. Their access to formal education and dental care is very limited. This showsrepparttar 150716 need for more community-based dental programs to help people take care of their teeth.

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