Smoking And Your Oral Health
There is a clear correlation between Smoking And Your Oral Health.
Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases, mouth cancer.
Most people know that smoking can cause lung and throat cancer, but many people are still unaware that it is one of the main causes of mouth cancer.
Patients who smoke are much more likely to make bacterial plaque, this type of plaque can lead to gum disease. The gums are affected because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums cannot heal.
Gum disease still remains the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
People who smoke may also find they are more likely to have bad breath. Fresh breath products such as mints, mouthwashes and gum may help to disguise the problem but only for the short term.
Worried About Smoking And Your Oral Health?
If you are worried about the link between Smoking And Your Oral Health please call Jess on 07 5443 2800 to discuss this further.