Smoking can affect your dental health more than you realise. If you want to look after your smile, talk to your doctor or dentist about quitting.
– Smoking reduces blood circulation in the gums.
– Smokers have a greater risk of oral cancers.
– Poor gum tissue and gum recession can lead to teeth loss.
It’s really important to have regular check-ups if you are a smoker.
“Smoking also means you’re more likely to get infections, such as those from gum disease, because your immune system is impacted by the toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke.”