Need to Know: Smoking and Dental Health

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthSmokers are much more likely to have dental health problems than non-smokers. In fact, smoking also affects the body’s ability to heal quickly after dental treatments. If not giving up on the habit altogether, switching to e-cigarettes and e-liquids can be better for your teeth.

Key takeaways:
– Smokers are more likely to have gum disease.
– Smoking increases the risk of oral cancers.
– Loss of teeth is a common issue in smokers due to poor gum health.
If you are a smoker and have not been able to quit, make sure you have regular check-ups with your dentist.
“Cigarette smoke affects the soft tissues of the mouth in addition to the teeth.”
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