A 32-year-old member asked:
do you get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Willis Hardesty answered
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
Dr. Sal Aragona answered
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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