Smoking And Dental Health
As most of us know, smoking can lead to all sorts of health issues, including death. But what many smokers fail to realize is the effect it will have on their mouths, particularly their teeth and gums.
Smoking causes all sorts of dental issues, including but not limited to bad breath, tooth discoloration, inflammed gland openings on the roof of the mouth, increased build up of plaque and tarter on teeth, loss of bone within the jaw, increased risk of leukoplakia; gum disease; oral cancer, delayed healing with periodontal treatment or surgery, and low success rate of dental implants.
Smoking interferes with the normal function of gum tissue cells. Because of this interference, this leads to smokers being more susceptible to infections. It also seems to impair blood flow in the gums. Because of this, if a smoker happens to get a wound in their mouth, it may take longer to heal or may not heal properly.
How Does Smoking Effect My Teeth Linwood NJ 08221 Cigarettes are not the only form of smoking that is harmful to dental health. Cigars and Pipes have also been proven to be just as harmful. According to a 23 year long study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association,cigar smokers experience tooth loss and bone loss at rates equivalent to those of cigarette smokers. Pipe smokers share the same risk of tooth loss as cigarette smokers. Even if you do not inhale, pipe and cigar smokers are still at risk for oral and throat cancers.
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