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Does Chewing Tobacco Affect Your Oral Health?

Chewing tobacco instead of smoking it may sound harmless. However, it can still cause a good number of serious health problems. So how exactly does chewing tobacco affect our teeth and oral health? Here’s what you should know.

Key takeaways:

  • Like smoking, chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer which can affect the neck, mouth, lips and tongue.
  • Smokeless tobacco has also been found to cause gum disease and recession, which can lead to tooth loss.
  • Chewing tobacco can also cause tooth decay and other complications.

Talk to your dentist about quitting tobacco to protect your smile and body. Read more at harmful-to-your-oral-health/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.