You already know that smoking affects your health negatively. However, what you may not know is that cigarettes and chewing tobacco also affect your teeth. Today, we are going to discuss the various effects that tobacco has on your teeth.
Main Effects of Tobacco
- Bad breath
- Stained teeth
- Loss of taste and smell
- Slower healing when having oral procedures performed
- Unable to correct some cosmetic dental problems
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
If you care about your oral health, the only thing you can do is quit using tobacco. It can be difficult to quit because nicotine is addictive however if you have a support network it can be easier to do. There are so many deaths each year among smokers and nonsmokers who suffer from second hand smoke.
Reasons to Quit
Putting your life at risk is one thing but why would you want to put your loved ones lives at risk. When they breathe in the smoke, they may avoid the oral problems that you experience but they are at risk of serious health issues. You also don’t want to be walking around with bad breath and stained teeth, so get your hygiene back under control by saying no to tobacco today!