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Health groups promote MLB ban on chewing tobacco
Updated: 3/3/2011 3:00:18 PM

The ADA discourages the use of chewing tobacco by baseball players Some children dream of becoming major league baseball (MLB) players, but as they watch their favorite teams compete, they will inevitably notice the trend of using chewing tobacco amongst their idols.

Now, after a number of studies have shown the damage chewing tobacco can cause to the oral health of its users, the American Dental Association (ADA) and several other health organizations are asking for a ban on the product among MLB players and coaches.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns the public that smokeless tobacco can have the same negative health effects as cigarettes.

Chewable tobacco products have been known to cause oral cancer, tooth decay, as well as gum disease and recession, the CDC adds.

Bad breath and stained teeth may also result from the use of the dark-colored substance.

The ADA notes that individuals who use chewing tobacco may be denied some oral treatments, such as implants, and can experience slower healing processes after procedures.

Finally, early use of smokeless tobacco could lead to life-long addictions and dental problems.

Young people who want to improve their oral hygiene can start by brushing two times per day and flossing once daily. Having healthy teeth and gums can help individuals avoid painful and costly dental procedures in the future.

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