What Is the Impact of Smoking on Teeth and Gums?

Smoking increases the risk of oral health problems, including oral cancer. Your dentist can help you take steps to stop smoking and reduce the potential damage to your teeth and gums from tobacco products.

Key takeaways:

  • Tobacco products contain chemicals which can increase bacteria in the oral cavity, putting you at a major risk of gum disease.
  • The immune system is affected by smoking, impeding the healing process after dental restorative procedures.
  • Smoking accelerates jaw bone loss and contributes to gum disease, placing smokers at higher risk of tooth loss.

“Once teeth are lost, replacing them is important to retain the function of your teeth as well as your appearance. But since smokers can experience complications following restoration procedures, you may need to consider quitting or else have limited options for replacing your natural teeth. “

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