Cigarettes are usually made of tobacco and chemical additives in a paper casing. Inhaled smoke from a lit cigarette contains more than 7,000 harmful chemicals; at least 70 of them are linked to cancer. Smoking cigarettes damages almost every organ of the body and leads to diseases like oral cancer and lung cancer, heart disease and stroke.
The “vaping” of e-cigarettes has become increasingly popular in recent years. These devices heat liquid into an aerosol that is then inhaled by the user. Many believe this aerosol is innocuous, but it actually contains many chemicals that are unsafe to breathe. Most e-cigarettes also contain nicotine.
Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned and includes chewing, oral and spitting tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff. Smokeless tobacco has high levels of toxic chemicals, and users are at high risk of oral cancer.
Oral cancer is one of the fastest-growing cancers worldwide. Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter want all their young patients to enjoy long, healthy lives. Get in touch with your Bellevue dentists with any questions about tobacco use and oral health today.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
We hope you all have been doing well and staying healthy! Our office has been busy
preparing to open next week. Our office will be seeing very limited patients the week of
May 4 th . We plan to work preventative and elective care in with our full schedule starting
the week of May 11th.
We have made some changes regarding your Upcoming Dental Appointment.
Our office doors will remain locked at all times (but monitored).
When you arrive for your dental appointment you will call the office 402 291 4468 to let
us know you are here. We will ask a series of screening questions to ensure the safety
of all patients and staff members. You will then remain in your car until your provider
ready for you. We are extending appointment times to manage social distancing and
allowing extra time to sanitize. **Please make sure you are arriving on time to your
dental appointment or we will ask that you reschedule**
COMPANIONS, CHILDREN, DRIVERS, ETC, WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT, WE ASK THEY EITHER STAY HOME OR REMAIN IN THE CAR.
Upon entering the office we will take your temperature and ask that you apply hand
We will begin calling patients that have been waiting to get in or have had their
appointment cancelled due to Covid-19 as soon as we can. Please be patient as we
have many calls to make.