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Tobacco 'can affect dental health'
Updated: 9/29/2008 4:00:26 PM

Tobacco Smokers are often warned about how their habit is detrimental to their wellbeing. Now, a dentist is cautioning those who use tobacco that it can also damage their dental health.

Writing in the Fallbrook Village News, Dr Ronald D Allison explains that a large body of research has shown how tobacco in all of its forms can lead to gum disease.

Furthermore, some people may even find that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to oral cancer, he says, adding that half of patients who develop this form of cancer do not live more than five years after their diagnosis.

Women who smoke may also have an increased risk of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted at Northwestern University.

Allison writes that dental experts, weighing the results of numerous research, have determined that "total cessation of tobacco use, even for moderate smokers, will reduce oral problems."

The American Dental Association reminds people that in addition to cigarettes, smoking cigars may also be harmful for the mouth, increasing the risk of oral cancers, throat cancers and gum disease.

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