A 32-year-old member asked:
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do you get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

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Dr. Willis Hardesty
27 years experience Dentistry
Increases risk: Oral cancer has several risk factors, the use of "dip" or "snuff" being just one. It is possible for someone to develop oral cancer who has never used oral tobacco products. It is important to have a regular screening, which most dentists do every six months, for any signs that you may be developing oral cancer or have a predilection for oral cancers.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Better chance: Tobacco usage in any form increases your chances for mouth cancer by exposing your tissues to hundreds of toxic chemicals proven to cause cancer. Why take the risk? Stop all forms of tobacco use and enjoy life!
Answered on Nov 5, 2012

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Most likely: Follow the below link for more information i can provide in this small space : http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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Yes: Continued use of smokeless tobacco products can lead to oral cavity and tongue cancers. The toxic effect is potentiated with alcohol use.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Nope: Never too late to stop tobacco products. If you did it for many years, you should make sure your dentist or family doc does regular checkups.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: So do not chew tobacco at all.

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