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Are smokeless tobacco products less likely to harm your dental health than cigarettes?

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Like cigars and cigarettes, smokeless tobacco has chemicals that can make mouth, throat, and esophagus cancers more likely. Chewing tobacco has more nicotine than cigarettes, and a can of snuff has more nicotine than 60 cigarettes, making it hard to quit.

Smokeless tobacco can expose the roots of your teeth, making tooth decay more likely, and eating and drinking uncomfortable. Sugars added to smokeless tobacco raises your risk of tooth decay, and grit in it can wear down your teeth.

From: Smoking and Oral Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

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