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25 June 2021

Smokers Beware: The Many Dangers to Your Oral Health


We are all aware that smoking has been linked to countless health effects. However, did you know that this habit can have a profound impact on your teeth and gums? Let’s take a quick look at why every dentist recommends quitting.

It has been shown that smoking is a direct precursor to periodontal (gum) disease. Furthermore, injuries to the gums will often take longer to heal due to the damaging effects of the smoke itself. In terms of your smile, smoking can increase the chances of tooth loss as you age. On a final note, let’s also not fail to mention that tobacco products can lead to oral cancer (as well as various other types of cancer.

Once again, here are the main takeaway points:

  • Smokers are more likely to suffer from gum disease.
  • Smoking can lead to tooth loss over time.
  • The chances of being diagnosed with oral cancer are dramatically increased.

“Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major risk for smokers.”

Learn more:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/effects-of-smoking-on-your-teeth-and-gums/

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