Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health02/13/12
(HealthDay News) -- Chewing tobacco contains at least 28 toxins
that are known to cause cancer, the American Dental Association
The association mentions these potential oral health problems
that can be caused by chewing tobacco:
- Increased risk of oral cancer.
- Increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease, possibly causing
tooth loss and tooth sensitivity.
- Difficulty healing after a dental procedure.
- Limited treatment options for dental care, such as a dental
- Staining of the teeth and tongue, as well as bad breath.
- Reduced ability to taste and smell.
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