Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Smokeless Tobacco


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Jonice Thompson Withanachchi



Is smokeless tobacco a better alternative to smoking?


Smokeless tobacco, aka chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, oral tobacco, dip, and other names, but the 2 basic types are chewing tobacco, and snuff. Some side effects are:

• Scratching and wearing down of teeth

• Bad breath

• Sloughing of gum tissue, gum disease leading to tooth loss

• Stained and discolored teeth

Smokeless tobacco is often marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking, or as a way to help you quit smoking, but it's not a healthy alternative! There are still oral dangers to smokeless tobacco. Quitting is the only way to lower your risk for tobacco and tobacco-related products.

Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi
93 Route 183, Stanhope, NJ
973-448-8989
www.stanhopefamilydentistry.com




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Excessive Heat Warning
An "Excessive Heat Warning" will remain in effect until 10 p.m. today. The National Weather Service advises that heat values (real feel) will remain up to 105 or 110,...
Read more »
Image

Radon detection kits available
The Byram Township Health Department announced this week that it will participate in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Radon Program. Radon is a...
Read more »
Image

Public comment period on bond ordinance has been extended
By Mandy Coriston
The Town Council met Tuesday evening, July 16 for its regular session, which included the second reading and public hearing on a bond ordinance that would...

Read more »
Image

US Rep and US Special Envoy address anti-Semitism
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, and members of Jewish community groups...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Sussex County Electronic Waste Schedule
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Beating the heat
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Stanhope Fun Day
  • Jul 18, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ