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

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely !

In brief: Yes

Absolutely !
Dr. Edward Jacobs
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