The Impact of Smoking on Your Teeth and Gums

Smoking can impact on the health of your teeth and gums, and is also linked to oral cancer. Your dentist can help you quit smoking and prevent the harmful effects on your oral health.

Key takeaways:

  • Smoking can result in more plaque and also affects your immune system, increasing the risk of gum disease.
  • Nicotine and tar in tobacco products can discolor teeth and make you less confident in your smile.
  • Smokers are at increased risk from tooth loss through severe gum disease and tooth decay.

“Since smoking also impacts how fast your body heals, this also means that any treatments you receive for periodontal disease may not be as successful.”

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