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what r the effects of chewing tobacco on oral mucosa?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by tiger, Mar 31, 2000.

  1. tiger

    tiger New Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Are there any absurd effects in chewing tobacco and betel nuts together?

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  3. Sounds like a recipe for cancer of the oral mucosa.
  4. David C. Page DDS

    David C. Page DDS New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Baltimore, MD, 21286 USA
    Interestingly, one published study cited West Virginia and Texas as having the highest per capita use of Chewing Tobacco....YET....they have below US average rates of Oral Cancer.

    Makes you want to go hmmmm???

    Countries with Betel nut use....have high rates of diabetes...probably due to nitrosamine damage to pancreas.
  5. DentalDi

    DentalDi Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 1999
    CT, USA
    So, just what are betel nuts? Never heard of 'em.

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