Many studies have shown that smoking and using tobacco products has a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. The root of the problem is the way in which tobacco affects the gum tissue cells, making smokers more prone to infections in the form of gum and periodontal diseases. Here are some oral health problems caused by smoking:
- Bad breath.
- Stained teeth.
- Jawbone loss, shrinking gums and tooth loss.
- Mouth sores, and poor healing of mouth sores.
- Decreased senses of taste and smell.
- Mouth cancer.
As dental professionals it is important for us to tell you the risks of smoking and to help you to quit by giving you information and support. By cutting down and stopping smoking or using tobacco products your oral health will benefit very quickly and you will notice changes in your mouth almost immediately. It is essential that you come into the practice for regular check-ups so that we can help you maintain good oral health and give you advice and encouragement.
- Improved oral health.
- Decreased risk of tooth loss.
- Decreased risk of mouth cancer.