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=== Protecting the roof of your mouth ===
 
=== Protecting the roof of your mouth ===
 
[[DIY Denture experiment, Giulliano Spitaletti]]
 
[[DIY Denture experiment, Giulliano Spitaletti]]
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Smoking guard
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This article shows only my experience and I am not recommending anyone to repeat what I have done without a recommendation from a doctor or dentist. I am not a scientist or a doctor so this text is not scientifically proven to be safe, is merely a personal point of view from myself a Non-professional healthcare
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Recently I developed a denture made of a non-expensive thermoplastic ( insta morph or. polimorph available at amazon and ebay), a material when heats up in the water can be mouldable inside the mouth providing perfect imprinting, which I use as a shield to isolate the roof of the mouth from the smoke.
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I call this denture Smoking guard.
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A full review video can be found in my youtube channel as Jack The Piper, you have to copy and paste this:
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"Pipesmoking and my health. Smoking guard"
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This DIY denture intends to protect the roof of the mouth against the smoke chemicals and the smoke heat.
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Please before you start making your denture made out of this thermo plastic not tested by any dental organization (not proven to be safe) I strongly recommend you to consider to get made a resin denture made by a dentist.
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The initial point of this product came during research where I found out a disease called nicotine stomatitis has been appearing commonly in pipe smokers.
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Nicotine stomatitis is a condition that is hidden up on the palette and is painless. I believe a great percentage of pipe smokers might have it and not even acknowledged it.
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It starts with red dots, loss of colour or a blackish colouration on the palette skin.
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Among many types of diseases such as cancers and sores in the mouth that could potentially rise from pipe smoking, i believe By protecting the roof of the mouth a great part of the problems in pipe smoking could diminish
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I believe the denture won't eliminate the risk of smoking tobacco but it will decrease the area of exposition, possibly decreasing the harms.
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I develop this denture only as prevention and not because i have the condition.
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Following is the article and the link to the article:
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https://dermnetnz.org/topics/nicotine-stomatitis/
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What is nicotine stomatitis?
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Nicotine stomatitis, also often called smoker's palate, is a reaction seen on the roof of the mouth caused by extreme heat in the mouth, most commonly from smoking. It is known by many other names including nicotinic stomatitis, stomatitis nicotina and smoker's keratosis.
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Nicotine stomatitis is usually seen in pipe smokers and reverse cigarette smokers (when the lit end of the cigarette is placed in the mouth). It is probably due to the concentrated heat stream hitting the roof of the mouth. Less commonly it develops with cigarette or cigar smoking and rarely with drinking extremely hot liquids. The combination of hot drinks and smoking may increase the risk.
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It is related to the duration and extent of the habit, requiring longterm exposure.
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Men and women develop nicotine stomatitis, but as pipe smoking is more common with men, so nicotine stomatitis shows a male predominance.
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In one large study, nicotine stomatitis was found in 60% of pipe smokers and 30% of cigarette smokers.
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Clinical features of nicotine stomatitis
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Nicotine stomatitis is often found on routine examination of the mouth as it usually does not cause any symptoms. Sometimes it may be mildly irritating.
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Initially there is redness of the hard palate and sometimes the adjacent soft palate. With time, the palate becomes white with a cracked appearance likened to dried mud. Characteristically there are numerous scattered red dots. These are the inflammed duct openings of minor salivary glands.
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Dentures protect the palate from the heat stream. The changes are then seen only towards the back of the roof of the mouth beyond the area covered by the denture.
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Nicotine stomatitis itself is not regarded as premalignant except with reverse smoking. However, smoking is associated with the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma so the conditions can co-exist.
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How is nicotine stomatitis diagnosed?
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Nicotine stomatitis is a clinical diagnosis based on the pattern on the palate and typical white ‘cracked’ appearance with the red dots.
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However a mucosal biopsy may sometimes be required to exclude dysplasia (oral leukoplakia) or oral cancer.
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Treatment of nicotine stomatitis
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The only treatment is to stop smoking. The changes then improve within 1-2 weeks. Any persistent or suspicious areas should be biopsied. Regular examination of the mouth is required because of the risk of oral cancer in smokers.
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== Pipe Smoking and Health ==
 
== Pipe Smoking and Health ==

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