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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The wait time was short and staff was very friendly.
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Great place!!!! Toni is great and very friendly!
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The Doctor is awesome, and the staff’s are very nice and helpful.
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They always do a good job with my teeth. I’ve been coming here since I was little.
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I liked the way the staff treated me and my daughter.
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The Dentist and staff are professional, knowledgeable and kind. I admit to having moderate to high levels of anxiety when visiting the Dentist. My past experiences in Dental offices have been […]
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The initial wait was quick. The visit inside was quick and the price was affordable. The hygienist was really friendly and did a good job.
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You guys do a great job….
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They do good work, and are very professional.
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Thank you Gentle Dental of Collingdale for stepping up for kids for Give Kids A Smile week! Thank you for helping make sure that all children can get good oral health care to stay healthy!!
Colleen M.
Dentist and the staff always try to do there best to make you comfortable and concern about your questions
Ilham J.
Everyone is very nice the doctor is very gentle an amazing!
Kristin K.
The dentist took the time to assure that I did not experience any pain. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it. The entire staff is very friendly
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The staff is extremely helpful, kind, and informative. Whether it’s my first time or hundredth time they make sure all of your concerns are met before I leave.
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The personal experience from making the appointment and then going to the office with Superior Service all from the phone call to the visit to the dentist thank you for your HELP..
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