Tobacco and smoking don’t have any positive benefits for your health and so it shouldn’t be a surprise¬†to find out¬†that tobacco and smoking aren’t a good thing for your teeth either. Tobacco and smoking have a number of negative qualities to your oral health including:
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
- Discoloring of teeth
- Increased risk of developing cavities
- Cause your teeth to become very sensitive and painful to very hot and cold foods
- Long term use of tobacco can result in oral cancer
These are just a few of the potential¬†effects that smoking and tobacco products¬†can have on your mouth and teeth.¬† These bad habits can increase the risk of developing gum disease which are the leading cause of tooth loss. It can also cause a delay in healing when you have other dental procedures performed including root canals, oral surgery and general tooth extractions.
Gentle Dental can help with the discoloring of your teeth with our teeth whitening services and with deep cleanings but we can’t help if you acquire oral cancer.¬† If you do smoke or use tobacco products, do yourself a favor and make it a New Year’s Resolution to quit.¬† It will not only help your wallet but your oral health in the long run.¬† To make an appointment with your local Gentle Dental Dentist and for an Oral Cancer Screening call 1-888-513-7436.