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Cigarettes and Your Teeth

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Classic Smiles
Cigarettes and Your TeethCigarette smoking comes with several health issues. Our oral health is part of what cigarette smoking affects. Cigarette smoking can lead to various dental problems. Let us shed some light on some examples below.

Leads to staining the teeth

Cigarettes contain a substance known as tar. It is responsible for the discoloration of most if not all cigarette smokers. This discoloration can lower a person's self-esteem and destroy her smile. This can be treated when you visit an orthodontist. Quit smoking is the best way to prevent discoloration. Visit our orthodontists for cleaning and treatment today.

Causing gum related issues

Smoking affects your health; your oral health specifically. It increases your chances of developing gum diseases. Your gums are responsible for holding your teeth into place. If not treated, these diseases might lead to permanent tooth loss.

Dental Procedures Failure

You are advised to stay away from things that might interfere with the healing after dental procedures. For instance, if you have undergone a dental implant, it interferes with it. It might cause infections and in most cases lead to implant failure. It is advisable to abstain from smoking during a dental procedure recovery period.

Causes Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is caused by carcinogenic chemicals. They damage the cells in a person's mouth, throat, and lips. This is the last and most severe stage of excessive smoking, and also very dreadful. However, early detection is key. Have regular dental checkups for screening. Our healthcare providers are available for any inquiries in this relation. It is advisable to slowly, but gradually limit your cigarette usage. In case you need help with quitting smoking, treatment for discolored teeth, body examination, or anything of that sort, call us, we are here to serve.
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