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What Is Smokeless Tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco comes in several different forms and has many different names, including dip, chaw, nuff, plug, pinchand spit tobacco. It contains about 3,000 chemicals, 28 of which can cause cancer, and is every bit aaddictive as cigarette tobacco. One pinch or quid of smokeless tobacco contains the same amount of nicotine as 2.5 cigarettes.…

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Why Is Tobacco So Harmful?

You may have heard about some of the negative effects of tobacco, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases, but tobacco use also has significant effects on your mouth and teeth that you may not know about. All formof tobacco can negatively affect your mouth. The tobacco in cigarettes, cigars, and pipecontains over…

The toothbrush on the left shows a smear of toothpaste and the one on the right a pea-sized amount.

Fluoride Toothpaste Before Age 2

Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt, instead of waiting until children are older, according to new guidelines by the American Dental Association. That advice overturns the A.D.A.’s decades-old recommendation to start using a pea-size amount at 24 months. Once children are…

pregnancy gingivitus

pregnancy gingivitus

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (gum disease). As a result of varying hormone levels, between 50%-70% of women will develop gingivitis sometime during their pregnancy — a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. The increased level of progesterone in pregnancy may…

Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy

What Is It? Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue (gingiva) by surgery. Gingivoplasty is a type of gum surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around teeth. Periodontists typically perform both types of surgery. These dentists specialize in treating gums and the other structures that support teeth. What It’s Used For? A> Gingivectomy first…

whitening

Whitening

More and more people are paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten…