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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry 18 years experience
Both are bad: Both are bad for the teeth and gums, but chewing tobacco is worse.
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: Your teeth are hard structures and do not get cancer. The effects of tobacco on your teeth is staining and increased debris that affects the supporting structures of your teeth. You may need to have more frequent dental cleanings to keep the gums healthy and remove this stain.

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How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

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Dr. James Wright
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Stains and ... : Stains them and is generally unhealthy for the mouth and the teeth.

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