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You’ve likely heard quite a bit of information about the dangers of smoking cigarettes. In fact, your dentist in Belmont has likely screened you for oral cancer, which is a problem commonly associated with smoking. However, switching to smokeless tobacco is not necessarily a better choice for your health—as your dentist can explain, any type of tobacco use can put you at risk for many problems that can affect your oral health and overall health.

This video explores the dangers that come with smokeless tobacco. Some of the problems associated with smokeless tobacco include gum irritation, gum disease, and tooth sensitivity. Tobacco use can also cause tooth decay, which may result in the need for root canal therapy. In addition, smokeless tobacco use can increase your risk of developing oral cancer, a potentially deadly disease.