Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

Chewing tobacco is dangerous for dental health

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If you smoke, then you’ve probably been told by your doctor that you should quit for the health of your heart and lungs, and by the dentist that you should give up this dangerous habit for the sake of your teeth. According to HealthyTeeth.org, cigarettes may cause stained teeth and shrinking gums, which is why it’s important to quit. While some people may swap cigarettes for chewing tobacco when they are trying to quit, this form of tobacco may actually be worse for the teeth.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer, and the sugar in smokeless tobacco may cause decay in exposed tooth roots. Furthermore, chewing tobacco may cause the gums to pull away from the teeth where the tobacco is being held. When this occurs, the gums will not go back into place.

For all of these reasons, it’s important for people who smoke or use chewing tobacco to talk to their doctor or dentist about ways to quit before these two equally dangerous habits may permanently affect dental health.

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I am very leased with the correction of problems that they found with my teeth.,keep up the good work. thank you.
Rodofis W.
it was a great experience with very good service
Donella W.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
The staff is very caring and friendly as well as attentive and make you feel like they appreciate your business. I called on an emergency-like basis […]
Ubaid B.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
The dentist was rather considerate to my concerns as I have sensitive teeth and filling procedures are usually painful for me. His assistant was […]
Tynisha D.
Everyone at this location are very friendly and professional. I'm so glad I chose this location and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a […]
Donna G.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
Shawn D.
I had a great experience. The DR was so gentle when giving the needle and the woman that cleaned my teeth was also gentle. thank you for taking my […]
Maria R.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Had teeth extracted with no pain during or after the procedure. I highly recommend them
Corey B.
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Everyone in the office was so very helpful and very caring. I haven't been to a dentist in a long […]
Wendy H.
This is a great place. Love the staff. So friendly and very nice. Always helpful in explaining the procedures that will be done and your billing. […]
Henry G.
My son and I have been coming here for many years. I no longer have my dental insurance and was happy that the office was willing to work with me on […]
Cynthia B.
I love everybody at the Collingdale Gentle Dental office. Every body is so nice and the price is right, too. Great hygienists and Dentists.
Marva H.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
Everyone is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
I'm really grateful because I was treated with love and respect.I thank the doctors and nurses and anyone who took care of me one way or another.
Michael C.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
The service was great no long waiting period. The work I had done was quick and easy. Overall it was a good experience Thank You
Jacqueline B.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
Very friendly, comfortable environment.
Angela O.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
Great friendly service. Had large cavity filled, and dentist took time for the first shot of novicane to start, before giving additional doses. Much […]
Christin P.
Good doctor/professional staff
Natalie W.
My experience at Gentle Dental was very good. The staff is excellent...... They all made me feel like family. I use to hate the dentist but now I'm […]
Keena W.
The people are awesome. The dentist and her assistants are the best anyone could ask for. They are all courteous, friendly, patient, and respectful. […]
Kevin R.
My experience with the dental office was amazing..when I first went I was scared because I hate the dentist. They wrote a treatment plan an […]
Tiffany A.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
i had been up all night with this bad pain so i got up and went down to GentalDental no appt. I walked in explained my problem and was told i could […]
Richard W.
The staff at this location are great. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome. I actually do not mind going to the dentist.
Christine K.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
The staff is very friendly and professional. They are compassionate and always put me at ease. Even though being at the dentist is not a pleasant […]
Marla D.
Very professional great ppl clean&positive environment
Tyron D.
The Dentist seem very concern and took care of me accordingly. No issues or problems noted. Did not have to wait long for scheduled appointment.
Constance W.
The staff was Awesome and the the doctor wa very knowledgeable! #LovedIt!
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