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How soon can leukoplakia start to develop, when using smokeless tobacco? 1 year? 2 years?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Reference Site

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

In brief: Reference Site

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

The answer depends on a number of different variables.
The type of smokeless tobacco used, whether you are keeping it in the same location in your mouth or moving it in different locations, as well as how long you are actually keeping the tobacco in your mouth are variables that need to be taken into consideration. In addition, are there other things you may be exposed to or taking?

In brief: Depends

The answer depends on a number of different variables.
The type of smokeless tobacco used, whether you are keeping it in the same location in your mouth or moving it in different locations, as well as how long you are actually keeping the tobacco in your mouth are variables that need to be taken into consideration. In addition, are there other things you may be exposed to or taking?
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Mark Mortiere
Dentistry

In brief: Depends.

Depends on the amount used and the frequency of use.
Best to let your dentist or physician know about the use so he/she can visually check and document any changes in the status of the soft tissues in the mouth.

In brief: Depends.

Depends on the amount used and the frequency of use.
Best to let your dentist or physician know about the use so he/she can visually check and document any changes in the status of the soft tissues in the mouth.
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