Smokeless Tobacco: The Facts & The Effects on Your Teeth and Gums

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Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

The Facts & The Effects of Tobacco

Most people are aware that smoking cigarettes can cause profound damage to your health and appearance, but few know that the effect that smokeless tobacco has on teeth and gums can be just as devastating.

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Smokeless Tobacco Facts

Chewing tobacco has many nicknames, but regardless of what you call it, prolonged use can cause serious and permanent damage to your teeth, gums, and overall health. In the short-term, chewing tobacco users have noticed things like bad breath, yellowed teeth, receding gums, and more. The long-term implications are bleaker, with the potential of tooth loss, increased risk of heart disease, and even cancer of the mouth, tongue, and more. Although there are many short and long-term effects of chewing tobacco, quitting now can greatly reduce these risks.

Save Your Teeth Today

Chewing tobacco, or dip, especially over a long period of time, has the potential to cause lasting damage to your teeth and general oral health, including tooth decay, gum disease and more.  But, in some cases, it’s not too late to repair or reduce the harm that smokeless tobacco has caused. Book a visit with Friendly Dentistry today at (336) 272-4595 to get your dental health back on track.


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