why is smoking so bad for your teeth

Why Is Smoking So Bad For Your Teeth?

It’s common knowledge that smoking can lead to lung cancer and severe cardio-pulmonary issues that may become life threatening. And while these conditions are serious, there’s another part of your body that’s commonly affected by frequent tobacco use—your mouth and teeth.

Aside from causing teeth discouloration, smoking can also:

  • Increase your risk of oral cancer
  • Cause bad breath and bleeding gums
  • Turn your mouth into a breeding ground for bacteria
  • Increase your healing time after any oral surgery
  • Cause tooth decay and plaque buildup
  • Lead to dry mouth

The Damage Done

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smokers experience poor dental health at four times the rate of a person who has never smoked. More so, those who smoke are far less likely to visit their dentist for regular checkups, leading to severe damage to your oral health.

If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do for your teeth (and overall health) is to try and kick the habit. We’re happy to give you more information about how you can improve your oral health at your next visit.

It’s never too late to take pride in your oral health!

At Hills Dental Design, Contact Pennant Hills Dentist team to schedule an appointment by call or online so we can help you with Oral health.

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