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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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!!
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Everyone is very friendly, knowledgeable and review everything to ensure understanding.
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very nice people working in the office and the dental hygienist, Toni, is always so nice when I come in. She is great at her job and makes you feel comfortable.
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Staff courteous and pleasant
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The receptionist was very friendly and professional. Toni my hygienist is the best!
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I have been going to this location for several years. I always have a good experience when I see the dental hygentist. She shows concern for her patients.
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Great place!!!! Toni is great and very friendly!
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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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Everyone is polite and professional my teeth are polished like a star
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Very friendly and professional! Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone!
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The Hygienist, Toni, always makes me feel comfortable when getting dental work and is up front with what I need to do to preserve my teeth. The reception staff, don’t remember her name, was […]
Tonya J.
They understood the pain I was going through and quickly took care of my problem.
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Administrative staff & medical staff are all polite, professional, and thorough
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Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
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I’ve had such a pleasant experience with Dr. Stephen. He’s very friendly and always makes sure you’re comfortable. He also does a really good job at a fast pace making sure […]
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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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Staff was very friendly and took the time to explain services that were to be rendered. I felt very comfortable. My son had services on the same day as me and he saud said he really liked the place […]
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Every one here is so nice and professional. Any fear I may have had was alleviated almost immediately.
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