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How can I prevent gum disease if I smoke?

Q: How can I prevent gum disease if I smoke? I’ve heard that smokers get gum disease more than other people. I can’t seem to quit smoking, so I’d like to know how to prevent gum disease. Should I brush

Posted in Gum Disease, Tobacco Use

How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Q: How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco? A: Mouth cancer and gum disease are associated with smokeless tobacco. There are numerous studies that show this risk. My suggestion: QUIT!

Posted in Gum Disease, Related Diseases, Tobacco Use

Can you get cancer or gum disease from chewing tobacco?

Q: Can you get cancer or gum disease from the bagged chewing tobacco even though there aren’t any additives inside? A: Yes!

Posted in Gum Disease, Tobacco Use

Need regular cleanings because of excessive tarter

Q: I got gum disease from smoking. Pockets are 5mm. I was warned it would happen. I need to get my teeth cleaned three times a year because of excessive tarter. I received one scaling and deep cleaning, but that

Posted in Effects of Gum Disease, Gum Disease, Scaling and Root Planing, Tobacco Use

Is bleeding gums from tobacco chewing a sign of cancer or disease?

Q: My gum was bleeding from chewing tobacco. Is that a sign of cancer or disease? The bleeding was where my gum was always very thin because of a tooth that juts out. A: Even though chewing tobacco is a

Posted in Tobacco Use
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