Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Chewing tobacco is dangerous for dental health

Chewing-tobacco-is-dangerous-for-dental-health

 

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I am one who is very nervous when it comes to having any type of dental work. The staff was very nice and patient with me. They explained every aspect of the work that needed to be done. I will […]
Sherry B.
Amazing and pleasant staff
Javier D.
Yes I would recommend this office to a friend or colleague. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable!
Sherry S.
Doctor’s kind information
Daria S.
I’m happy
Dana N.
Long time problem with a crown resolved!
Kimberly U.
Everyone was very nice and very professional, from Mary at the front desk to Helena the dental hygienist that treated me on this day.
Charles S.
Very happy for having a smile again thank you
Milagros R.
The service that I receive was very good & very attentive to my needs that was required. As well as keeping me informed of my treatment.
Tyrone B.
Clean office, short wait time
Margaret D.
The Hygienst was wonderful and did a great job cleaning my son’s teeth. The receptionists were great too. Thank you!
Sunlight L.
Helena is an excellent hygienist: very thorough, intelligent, and patient with my questions.
Michael D.
I love them! They are truly a painfree dental experience! I am so happy to have found them when I had an emergency. I will stay with Gentle Dental for on.
Jean M.
The dentist was, very friendly and explained to me everything that he was going to do. The staff was, also friendly. It was, a very comfortable experience.
Gloria H.
Friendly, comfortable, provide explainations. Consistent service throughout years.
Julia G.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
Your technician is very thorough and reliable. You keep my teeth in good shape.
Joan G.
I have had years of good experience. The hygienist gives you the most thorough cleaning ever!
John T.
Excellent service and very nice:) THANKS!
Brandon
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
Our Location