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SMOKELESS DOESN’T MEAN HARMLESS

February 12th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

If you don’t know that cigarettes kill, then you’ve been out of touch with the news for the last 30 years. But what you may not know can kill you also, that is that chewing tobacco (also called spit tobacco or snuff) is just as deadly. Read More »

Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

June 6th, 2013

Happily, with the increased awareness of smoking related diseases, more and more people have successfully given up smoking.  Unfortunately, however, some of these former smokers have become tobacco chewers, a habit which can be just as harmful to the oral tissues as smoking is to the heart and lungs. Read More »

Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

October 23rd, 2010

Happily, with the increased awareness of smoking related diseases, more and more people have successfully given up smoking.  Unfortunately, however, some of these former smokers have become tobacco chewers, a habit which can be just as harmful to the oral tissues as smoking is to the heart and lungs.  According to recent research, prolonged or excessive use of smokeless tobacco can cause severe damage to the gum tissue and bone which support your teeth. If  the habit continues, and the situation is left untreated, tooth loosening and eventual tooth loss can occur.  Tobacco chewing can also lead to bad breath, an inability to properly taste your food, and unpleasant  tooth staining or discoloration. Read More »

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