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Quit Smoking

Dr. Shelton is committed to your wellness and strongly believes that prevention of a disease is just as important as treating the disease.  Tobacco has a direct link to the health of your mouth. In addition to oral cancer, tobacco involves the gums and soft tissues which impacts loss of tooth attachment and the long-term success of any dental treatment. In Mississippi approximately 23.5% of adults smoke cigarettes. In addition, 4.3% of adults currently use smokeless or spit tobacco. A recent survey also discovered that in Mississippi, 6.8% of our youth (grades 9-12) currently use smokeless tobacco. Like cigarette smoking, smokeless or spit tobacco use can result in addiction to nicotine. If you are a current tobacco user and would like help in quitting, our team has the knowledge to assist you.


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