How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

Several Ways. The most frequent effect is to stain the teeth. The nicotine and tars can make periodontal problems worse and advance more rapidly. They also are carcinogenic (cause cancer). When the wad is held in the mouth, the teeth may shift due to the mass of the wad producing an orthodontic effect on the teeth.
Agree but... The wad of tabacco may cause a force on the teeth that could cause movement, but i would be more worried about the destructive affect the tobacco is having on the gums and bone, destroying both to the extent that the teeth move because you are destroying the foundation that the teeth are embedded in.
Gum disease. Notice where you place the tobacco. You will notice your gums being slightly swolen, have a whitish wrinkled appearance. This is often referred to as leukoplakia which is often a precancerous condition. If it is doing this to your gums what is the overall affect on you. Not easy but for your own sake please try to quit.
Stains and ... . Stains them and is generally unhealthy for the mouth and the teeth.

Related Questions

How long is it supposed to it take for chewing tobacco to effect your teeth?

Immediately. Upon contact with your oral mucosa, detrimental carcinogens are released into the tissue. How long it takes to actually see any problem will vary from patient to patient, so giving you a specific time frame is not possible. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Could I get cancer or rotted teeth from chewing tobacco?

Cancer easily. Chewing tobacco contains known carcinogens. The odds that you will get oral cancer if you chew are much higher than if you do not. Chewing tobacco by itself will not significantly increase your rate of tooth decay. Read more...
Cancer & Gum disease. Cancer from "chew" occurs quite frequently and periodontal breakdown (severe gum and bone loss along with rancid breath) also frequently occurs where you keep your chew. Try to get help stopping this horrible habit. Read more...

Are yellow teeth the signs of a chewing tobacco addiction?

Possibly. Chewing tobacco certainly can stain teeth, however the tissue damage where the tobacco chew is held under the lip is more distinguisable and a dangerous warning sign. Read more...
Yellow teeth. Yellow teeth are not necessarily a sign of a tobacco chewing addiction. Many things can stain the teeth causing them to look yellow, such as coffee, tea, soda, red wine. Tooth whitening procedures may help to remove the stain and brighten up the teeth. Read more...
If you ask yes. The odds are that if you are asking this question, you may have several situations causing the yellowing, one of which is probably not seeing your dentist often and regularly. But most patients who ask me this are (and know it) addicted to tobacco. That dosent mean you are a terrible person, we all have habits we need to change. See your dr or dentist and see about medication to help you stop. Read more...

Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

Yes. Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, acanthoma and carcinoma in situ. Regarding gum disease, tobacco product causes root surface roughness and delay wound healing. Tobacco product will aid in dry mouth and thus causes root caries leading to rotting teeth. Read more...

Is it common to have tooth loss from dip / chewing tobacco?

Chewing tobacco/dip. Because of the sugar content of chewing tobacco, when it rests against the teeth, the sugar will cause the teeth to decay. The chew can also irritate the gum tissue causing gum disease and subsequent tooth loss if it is not treated. Most importantly, chew/dip has been proven to cause mouth and throat cancer. Read more...
Toothloss chew/dip. It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. Read more...

Dark spot on gums under tooth where chewing tobacco is usually put? What could it be? The tooth does have some gum recession

See the dentist. Hard to say, chewing tobacco has been shown to cause cancer of the mouth. You definitely need to get this taken care of ASAP and see an oral surgeon for a possible biopsy. This could turn out to be just a simple thickening of the tissue or an irritation. Read more...
Examination. Carcinogens in the tobacco can cause changes in your soft tissues, and this is something that needs to be physically evaluated. No guessing allowed. Read more...

I have been chewing tobacco for over 2years, and my mouth in not opening properly, what can I do please assist?

TMD? See a dentist for a personal evaluation. It sounds like this is related to your jaw joint and should be evaluated in person. There are many different treatment modalities for patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, if that is what is your specific problem. Read more...

What to do if I had chewing tobacco in my mouth?

Chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco is extremely toxic to the body. It is best to spit out as soon as you can. At age 46, this will significantly harm the quality of your life as well as shorten it. Read the warning on chewing tobacco package.....you'll see why you should spit asap. Read more...