Alex Rodriguezalso known as A rodtalks about a recent diagnosis he received from his dentist.
the old New York Yankees baseball player said he recently visited his dentist, where he was told he had early-stage gum disease.
A-Rod opens up on diagnosing gum disease
Alex Rodriguez, 47, appeared on CBS News where he made the unexpected announcement, urging fans to see the dentist and take care of themselves.
The talk show hosts commented on A-Rod’s smile, to which the former baseball player said, “Appearances can be deceiving.”
“I recently went to see my dentist and had no gum disease in mind,” Rodriguez said on the Morning Talk Show. “And the dentist breaks the news to me, and then I hear that over 65 million Americans have this gum disease.”
Rodriguez went on to admit that while he enjoyed chewing sunflower seeds, he never chewed tobacco while playing in MLB.
After his diagnosis, A-Rod partnered with health products company OraPharma to help raise awareness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults ages 30 and older have some form of gum disease.
The former Yankees baseball player then urged viewers to see the dentist regularly. “It’s important for all viewers watching, all Americans,” to take care of their teeth and dental hygiene, he said.
Former A-Rod teammate says he’ll ‘die alone’
Alex Rodriguez has a new girlfriend, Jaclyn Cordeiro, following his relationship with pop star sensation, Jennifer Lopez. It seems the former baseball player doesn’t keep his girlfriends around for very long, leading Rodriguez’s former high school teammate and Yankees teammate Doug Mientkiewicz to say he’ll “die alone.”
However, Mientkiewicz was referring to more than his romantic relationships. “I always said he was going to die alone, because, you know what? This whole ‘father of the year’ thing, God bless him and his daughters, because it’s got to go a long way,” Mientkiewicz said on the ‘Foul Territory’ podcast. “But it’s like, ‘You just try to enter heaven now.’ I’m still friends with my high school team. We still text each other a lot, not as often as we should, but we still text each other, group chat, constantly harassing each other. He is just away from it. I don’t care how good or great you become and how far your career goes, you never forget your high school guys.
Mientkiewicz went on to discuss A-Rod’s steroid scandal, admitting, “It’s painful. It’s like, wait a minute, did you (forget) that you were suspended for 200 games? It’s like, ‘Come on, man. Stop that. I understand.’ I played a position of power and I had none. Did that cross my mind? Of course. You thought about it. But I was like, ‘You know what, I want to be able to walk when I’m 50.’
After spending 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, including more than a decade with the New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez retired from MLB and is now an MLB analyst for Fox Sports and CEO of A-Rod Corp.