Most smokers are aware that smoking is linked to increased risks of lung and heart disease. Smoking also has many adverse affects on oral health.
On your teeth, increased plaque, tartar and staining can occur.
Smoking is also associated with furring of the tongue (increasing bad breath) and reduced blood flow to the gums - an indicator of the same affect on the heart tissue.
Gums may recede leading to loss of the bone that supports the teeth. Tooth movement may occur leading to premature tooth loss. Not least of the risks of smoking is oral cancer.
Ask us about help with smoking cessation - your teeth, mouth and friends will all benefit.
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