As your dentist in Medina, I’m always thinking about two things: the health and beauty of your teeth. With that in mind, I’d like to ask, have you started the new year with a dental checkup and cleaning? These twice-annual visits are crucial to maintaining a great looking, healthy feeling smile for years and years to come. Keep reading to learn more about why you should never skip a dental checkup — especially in 2016 — from Dr. Allan J. Milewski.
January 8, 2016
November 11, 2015
October 13, 2015
Commitment is hard, especially when it comes to settling down with a dentist you can trust for years to come. These days it’s hard to find a dentist you feel excited about visiting, isn’t it? Either the team is too busy, or the office is too big — and you’re not ready to make your final choice. But did you know that one secret to having healthy, beautiful teeth for a lifetime is sticking with a dentist you trust? Today, learn more about Dr. Allan J. Milewski, the dentist that so many in Medina, OH already trust with their precious teeth.
September 3, 2015
When most people hear “oral cancer,” they envision someone smoking or chewing tobacco, and call to mind cautionary photos from high school health classes depicting tumors resulting from years of tobacco use. While using tobacco products and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol do increase the risk for oral cancer, 25% of patients never engage in any of the associated high risk behaviors. The good news about oral cancer is that, in its early stages, it is a treatable disease. The bad news is that many patients are unable to detect oral cancer until it has progressed. In the advanced stages, oral cancer can be devastating and deadly. Call Dr. Allan J. Milewski and his Medina, OH dental team to find out more about oral cancer, and dental health screenings today.
September 23, 2014
Iconic Baseball legend Curt Schilling, like many professional athletes, was a tobacco chewer. He is now revealing he had Oral Cancer, and states that he regrets chewing tobacco for over 30 years . “I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got” he said in an radio interview . “Absolutely. No question in my mind about that…I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer.”
Schilling talked at length about how addictive chewing tobacco was, and that despite losing his sense of taste and smell, and having his gums bleed, he didn’t quit. Not until he was diagnosed. Treatments, including radiation therapy, were so painful Schilling said “The pain I was going through this treatment, the second or third day, it was the first thing and only thing in my life that I’ve ever had that I wish I could go back and never have dipped. Not once. It was that painful.”
If you or someone you care about is addicted to tobacco, talk to us. We can help. Don’t let what happened to Curt Schilling, happen to you.