Your Dentist On Tobacco Habits And Its Effects On Your Oral Health

Tobacco use has been associated with deterioration of one’s overall health and that includes your oral health. Issues such as discoloration of one’s teeth, gum disease and even up to oral cancer can be attributed to this factor.

Smoking And Dental Health

As it turns out, consumption of tobacco products causes interference with the normal function of the gum tissues. This, in turn, can lead to dental problems, including halitosis or bad breath, buildup of plaque and tartar, and gum disease.

Even worse, the blood flow to the gums can affect wound healing and this can prove to be tricky when dental procedures such as dental implants are done on a patient. Even if you are using a smokeless tobacco, it can still increase your risk of getting cancer of the throat and esophagus. In fact, chewing tobacco has higher levels of nicotine than normal cigarettes.


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