How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?

Smoking has a detrimental effect on your dental health as well as your overall health:

– Smoking causes a greater amount of plaque buildup on the surface of your teeth resulting in a higher chance of developing gum disease.

– Smoking is linked to a higher risk of cancers such as oral, lung, kidney, stomach and pancreatic.

– Smokers have a higher risk of losing teeth and are not good candidates for dental implants to replace lost teeth.

“If you’re a daily smoker or even just a recreational one, you’re increasing your chances for major oral health problems.”

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