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How can pipe and cigar smoking cause dental problems?

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Like cigarettes, pipes and cigars can lead to oral health problems. A 23-year-long study showed that cigar smokers have tooth loss and alveolar bone loss (bone loss in the jawbone, which anchors teeth) at the same rates as cigarette smokers. Pipe smokers have a similar risk. Pipe and cigar smokers are still at risk for oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers -- even if they don't inhale -- and other oral problems: bad breath, stained teeth, and a higher chance of getting periodontal (gum) disease.

From: Smoking and Oral Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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