Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Can Harm Your Oral
(HealthDay News) -- Chewing tobacco, even though it doesn't
involve smoking, can still threaten your oral health, the American
Dental Association warns.
The ADA says at least 28 cancer-causing chemicals are found in
smokeless tobacco products. The group says these products pose
increased risk of:
- Cancer of the mouth, lip, tongue and pancreas.
- Gum disease and irritation of the tissues inside the
- Tooth decay from the sugar that's usually added to these
- Erosion of tooth enamel from grit and sand found in these
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