Smoking is harmful to many parts of the body, but sometimes we don’t consider the effect it can have on Oral Health. Smoking causes periodontal disease, increase the healing time of the mouth, and increases the risk of oral cancer. Additionally, it worsens bad breath, and the stains that accumulate from smoking are usually tough to remove without the help of a dentist.
Watch this video from the ADA about the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout”:
Smoking can cause the following problems in the mouth:
In addition to immediate benefits to your oral health, quitting smoking also reduces your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and lung cancer. Smokers who quit get to immediately have a whiter smile and better gum health.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson and find out about your oral health, call 701-775-3989.
Dr Jay A Anderson DDS
3425 South Washington St.,
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 775-3989