The Biggest Risks to Oral Health: Smoking

One of our primary goals is to educate patients on how to prevent problems with their teeth and how to lead a healthier life. We believe in the power of prevention and, therefore, want to point out the biggest risks to your oral health so that you can be armed with more information that you can use to potentially make better choices in your life.

Smoking

For decades the CDC has warned that smoking has serious consequences for our lungs and cardiovascular health. As one might imagine, smoking can cause significant harm to one’s oral health, as well. According to the American Dental Association, smoking and tobacco can lead to stained teeth, bad breath and a diminished sense of taste. Furthermore, smoking is also a risk factor associated with advanced gum disease, a potentially serious problem that can result in bone and tooth loss. In the end, finding a way to quit smoking will not only help your cardiovascular system, it will also improve your oral health, as well.

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