How does smoking impact my mouth and oral health?
Smoking can impact your overall oral health in number of ways, including:
- Reducing blood flow and the supply of vitals nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss.
- Decreasing the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Saliva is important for cleaning your mouth and preventing tooth decay.
- Affecting the appearance of your teeth, making them discolored with yellow and brown stains that nicotine leave behind.
- Causing inflammation of the roof of your mouth
- Giving you bad breath
- Causing you to lose your dense of taste.
- Most important smoking cause oral cancer.
Oral cancer is the sixt most common cancer, accounting for nearly 5 percent of all cases.
If you are a smoker it’s never too late to quit. Research has shown that quitting at any age will improve your […]