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Habit of chewing tobacco, blacks stains on teeth

Hello, this stupid habit of chewing gutka has never left me since 10 years. i recently did a cleaning, but not able to come out of this habbit. the stains are back on my teeths, it is so embarassing to talk to people or even smile before them. please advise
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
it seems that you are addicted to chewing tobacco, as you know it can progress to a serious complication,therefore its important for you to quit it.

chewing tobacco will not only affect your teeth but also the surrounding tissue.
i would like to inform you that nowadays nicotine substitutes like chewing gums are available for people who are unable to quite tobacco. you may easily get it from a pharmacy.
and for the stains,kindly visit your dentist at regular intervals for full mouth scaling.
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi,i read your problem.first thing please go to a dentist and go for scaling and polishing.and please follow all the given instructions properly.and second thing is please leave this habit otherwise it will create many serious problems related to oral cavity like oral submucous fibrosis,lukoplakia, oral cancer etc...and will harm to your general health please leave this habot.
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello praveen,
welcome to healthcare magic
after cleaning if you start the habit again there is no use of scaling(cleaning). try to quit the habit or else it can lead to cancer very sooner.have some substitutes to gutka.. can use chewing gums. have a consultation with the dentist again and quit the habit with determination.
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Vishal Jain's  Response

If you can not quit the habit of tobacco chewing the stains will surely come back on your teeth.

its good that you are trying to come out of this habit.
There are various methods available like nicotine substitutes in the form of tablets and nicotine patches, which you can purchase from the market.
if you really can not help quitting tobacco with all these measures then you need to visit the rehabilitation centers for tobacco quitting.

about staining of the teeth, you have to visit dentist for oral prophylaxis at regular interval if you can not quit tobacco habit.


Dr. Vishal
Answered: Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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