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How dangerous is chewing tobacco if you only do it occassionally?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
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In brief: Smokless tobacco

In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc).
Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt?

In brief: Smokless tobacco

In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc).
Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt?
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