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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They are so nice and friendly at Gentle Dental.
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Everything was Great!!!
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Staff is friendly and professional.
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The dentist and assisatant were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable before doing my fillings.
Michelle C.
Customer service improved, staff is really welcoming and more assertive. They also seem to get patients in and out quicker since I left a few years ago and returned. Keep up the good work.
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Wonderful experience and wonderful service provided by staff…
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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 helpful […]
Tonya J.
Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
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Customer-friendly, very straightforward, and very reliable
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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 […]
Shannone N.
Took very good care of my daughter and kept me informed on everything they had to do for her
Tajah B.
Very friendly and professional! Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone!
Alli M.
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.
Sandra H.
I have attending Gentle Dental for the past couple years and my experience has always been pleasant and satisfying. Employees are nice and the doctors are great.
Marisol A.
The staff always makes my daughter feel at ease and she is a tough customer sometimes.
Gabarialla C.
Toni is exceptional. She is THE reason I continue to attend your practice.
Thomas W.
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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