Dr. John Chaves
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Spit tobacco is described as a finely ground processed tobacco. Users pinch or dip a small amount of it, then place it inside their mouth between the lower lip and gums. Spit tobacco or Chewing tobacco is one of the most common causes of Oral cancer. Chewing is one of the oldest ways of consuming tobacco leaves. Smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents (carcinogens). If you are a user of smokeless tobacco and have thought of quitting the habit, you need to consult a dentist to give you remedy or advice needed in the process. Spit tobacco is not only bad for your oral hygiene. It also affects the rest of your body. Many people believe that smokeless tobacco is safer compared to that of smoking tobacco. However, truth is so told that spit tobacco is more addictive than smoking cigarettes. It also contains a higher level of nicotine making it harder to quit compared to that of cigarettes. One can or snuff of spit tobacco can give you the dose of nicotine in 60 pieces of cigarettes. An estimated 8,000 people die annually because of the use of tobacco. A majority of 70 percent of those deaths are caused by Oral Cancer.

Kids who use spit tobacco are 4 to 6 times prone to have an Oral cancer, especially those who use spit tobacco regularly. White lesion and red sores found inside your mouth or lips are signs of oral cancer. When these signs occur, see a dentist immediately and ask for a diagnosis.

Besides the fact that users of Spit tobacco are prone to cancer, Spit tobacco also causes other dental problems such as bad breath, discoloration of the teeth, tooth decay, cavities, and tooth loss. The declining of your senses, particularly of the smell and taste, is also an effect of using spit tobacco. Double dippers (people who mix snuff and chewing tobacco) are 50 percent more likely to develop precancerous lesions than those who use one type spit tobacco.

In order to avoid this bad habit, you need to ask for a dentist’s advice. Your dentist can give you a couple of tobacco substitute that can help you lessen the habit. Nicotine patch or chewing gum is an example of tobacco substitute that may help you recover from nicotine addiction.

The following are some dental advice that can help you change the bad habit of chewing and dipping tobacco:
  • Always carry gum, hard candy and sunflower seeds instead of tobacco.
  • Ask for your family support.
  • Make an effort to avoid tobacco in situations that you like to dip or chew.
  • Visit your dentist every three months.

5312 Comercio Lane, Suite A
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone 818-999-2707
Fax 818-703-1998


Services and Practice Overview

With Dr. John Chaves, D.D.S., you will find a dental clinician who is reassuring, passionate and 100% dedicated to the best possible outcome for your teeth. If you are setting an appointment for a general cleaning or if you are in need of advanced procedures such as fillings, broken tooth repair, a root canal, dental implants, bonding, porcelain veneers, advanced whitening, crown or crowns, restoration assessment, Dr. Chaves can help. Make an appointment today or call 818-999-2707 right now. If after hours, call and leave your name and number and a good time to call you back.

Locations Served

Although the office is located near Canoga and Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills, many patients travel a considerable distance to take advantage of the latest in high tech equipment and cutting edge sedation techniques. In addition to all of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. The office services many Ventura County suburbs as well. Clients have come as far as Atlanta and Alaska to have work performed by Dr. Chaves.

Why make an appointment today?

There are many good quality dentists and dental centers to choose from in and around the Southland and throughout California; many of which will offer a variety of sedation techniques to help you relax and do their best to create a painless environment for your dental work. Just about every dentist today can repair/fix a broken tooth using a variety of methods. Dr. John Chaves is one of these dentists. He has built his practice and has made a considerable investment by focusing on the creation of the highest comfort level possible (Cable TV, comfortable furniture, cutting edge sedation techniques) and a unique results oriented approach to dental care. You can choose to go to a dentist that is closest to where you live or you can make an appointment with Dr. Chaves and experience the very latest in dental techniques, dental technology and a staff that truly cares about you and your well being.
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Cities Served
Air Abrasion
Babies Dental Health Brushing
Cavities / Tooth decay
Children's Dental Health
Composite Resins
Crowns Dental Amalgams
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Pregnancy and Oral Health
Root Canals
Seniors and Oral Health
Sensitive Teeth
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Tobacco Products
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Women;s Dental Health
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