Marijuana Mouth Spray may relieve Cancer Pain

The active ingredients in Sativex, known as cannabinoids, are derived from the cannabis plant. It is the first marijuana-based drug to be made by extracting the compounds from the plant, rather than synthesizing them. Because the drug is delivered through ingestion, rather than smoking, it would take much longer to have an effect — at least an hour, compared with …

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Does Dental Education Differ in Different Canadian Provinces?

Dear Eva Grayzel, Carly went to see her dentist last September when she noticed a small lump on her tongue.  Her dentist gave her an ointment and said ‘come back in 2 weeks.’  After two weeks it didn’t go away so the dentist said ‘try it for another week’.  After the 3rd week…..it didn’t resolve so she was referred to …

Overall Health and Oral Health Intertwined

Failing to brush and floss regularly can lead to bleeding gums. When gums bleed, more than 700 types of bacteria and fatty plaque have direct access to the bloodstream. Here are some health problems related to poor dental hygiene that can become life-threatening: HEART DISEASE:  Plaque encourages the clotting and blockages that raise your risk of heart disease and even …

A Grateful Hygienist and Grateful Survivor

This note from Elaine Katzman made my day. It makes all the work I do for Six-Step worthwhile! It’s a great thing when someone takes the time to let you know your work makes a difference. “Six-Step Screening is truly working in our office at Prosthodontic Associates, Summit NJ. Every hygienist now screens all patients. I recently detected an enlarged …

The Blessing of Survivorship

Eva, I read your survivor story in “Headway” the UPMC Cancer treatment publication. In many ways, your story is identical to mine…waking up crying from pain, the frustration of being bounced back and forth from dentist to primary care provider, and finally to a surgeon who had an immediate dx of cancer, Stage 4. The tumor started as a lesion …