WHAT ARE THE DENTAL HEALTH DANGERS OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO?
Although cosmetic dentistry near Naples can help you whiten your teeth or replace bad teeth, it cannot prevent you from developing oral cancer. Unfortunately all forms of tobacco can lead to oral cancer as well as a host of other dental care complications. Watch this video clip for a look at some of the dental health dangers of smokeless tobacco.
Just like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco is loaded with carcinogens. These carcinogens can contribute to the development of oral cancer and other similar diseases and conditions. Signs of oral cancer include numbness of the mouth, as well as the presence of white, grey, or red patches. You may also have trouble speaking normally or chewing your food. Smokeless tobacco can also irritate your gums and cause them to recede from your teeth, which can lead to an array of problems including tooth decay, gum disease, and sensitivity to temperature.