Smoking and Your Dental Health
20th / April / 2018
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.”
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