Quitting Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, we can help. How do you kick the habit? We can help you kick your chewing tobacco habit. First, we can clean your teeth and treat the bad breath and puffy, swollen gums associated with tobacco use. Then, we may decide to recommend a variety of nicotine replacement therapies. These include transdermal nicotine patches or chewing gum to help wean addicted tobacco users. Nicotine patches are worn for 24 hours over several weeks, supplying a steady flow of nicotine. Four of the major brands are Habitrol, Nicoderm, Nicotrol, and Prostep. Throughout treatment, the amount of nicotine [...]