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Effects of tobacco on your oral health

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
Effects of tobacco on your oral healthSmoking cigarettes and vaping have effects on oral health. It increases the risk of getting oral cancer as well as periodontal diseases. People who smoke and vape are advised to seek medical help from their dentist. The dentist will provide corrective measures to reduce the smoking effects has on your mouth. We will get an in-depth view of smoking and its detrimental implications.

Smoking Tobacco

Smoking habits come with many complications that affect oral health. Some of the effects include periodontal or gum diseases. Gum diseases entail bacteria and infections that destroy the bone that holds the teeth. Smoking causes gum disease accumulation that develops plaque, leading to gum disease infections. The plaque, if not cleaned, may cause tartar that irritates the gums.

Consequently, if left unattended, the gums may lead to loose teeth. When severe, the teeth will start falling off on their own, and the loose teeth may require a dentist to remove them. Loss of teeth inhibits proper food biting and chewing. Patients who smoke are more susceptible to contracting mouth cancer.

Prevention for Smokers

The best prevention of smoking-related oral problems is simply quitting. You can seek guidance from our friendly dentists. Reducing cigarette intake is a great way to start; hence we recommend gradually reducing the number of cigarettes taken daily. Clean your teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps protect teeth and gums from infection. Use floss to clean between the teeth and eliminate the risks associated with unattended food particles in your mouth. Recreational use of drugs will deteriorate dental health. Drink water as much as possible to avoid dry mouth.

Visit our dentist for oral checkups and guidance. The dentist will detect challenges and infections in your mouth. Please consult our team of professionals to get better advice on oral health for smokers.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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