Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Austin Tobacco Chewers

Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Austin Tobacco ChewersHello Austin dental friends. Today’s topic is The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco.

Cigarette sales at most Austin stores have decreased in the past decade, but some Austin tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.

There is a common misconception in the Cedar Park area (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type – spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch – this form of tobacco is as deadly as conventional cigarettes.

At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we encounter serious consequences of smokeless tobacco use because many occur in the mouth. Oral cancer, mouth lesions, gum disease, and tooth decay are the most common dental problems caused by smokeless tobacco in Texas.

Keeping a pinch between your cheek and gum all day is worse than keeping an all-day sucker. The tobacco contains almost as much sugar as the candy but delivers harmful chemicals as an added bonus. The dangers are two-fold: the tobacco erodes the teeth and also causes the gums to pull away from teeth.

Precancerous Mouth Lesion Screening in Texas: Mouth Lesions are painful sores that could eventually become cancer. If smokeless tobacco use is stopped, the lesions often disappear within a year for Texas dental patients.

Oral Cancer in Austin: Smokeless tobacco use in Cedar Park increases the risk for several types of life-threatening cancers, including those of the mouth, gums, lips, tongue, and throat.

Oral cancers can be as deadly as lung cancer and usually require surgery. If the Texas patient is fortunate and the cancer is successfully removed with surgery, the collateral damage to the face, neck, or jaw is not pretty.

These are the main dental risks of smokeless tobacco. I should also mention two other biggies: addiction and heart disease, though those are topics for another day.

At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, in Austin, we perform oral cancer screenings and mouth lesions examinations. To schedule an appointment, call (512) 258-9130.

If want to quit using smokeless tobacco products, we recommend that you consult Dr. Brian Scaff, your Austin primary care doctor, or your Austin pharmacist.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS

https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas 78750
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Brian F Scaff DDS

Dr. Brian Scaff and his team offer dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and sedation dentistry to the Austin area.
12335 Hymeadow Dr Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750

Call: 512-258-9130512-258-9130 cari@scaff.com

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