Smoking can affect the health of the body in many ways including dental health. Not only will it cause staining on the teeth, but also can cause bad breath, increased plaque and tartar, bone loss, inflammation in the mouth and salivary glands, as well as increase the risk of cancer and gum disease leading to tooth loss. However, you can decrease the occurrences of all of these risk factors once smoking is stopped. Regular dental visits will also help reduce and treat what damage has been done.
Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Are you constantly embarrassed to talk to people because you have bad breath? Have you tried everything to get rid of your bad breath, but it just doesn’t seem to go away? This is a struggle that many people deal with, so it is nothing to be embarrassed about. However, it could be a sign that something is not right about your total hygiene, though this is not always the cause.
Written By Meopham Dental Care / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
When you search for dental health information, the lion’s share of the results focuses on whiter smiles and fresher breath. But not many people are openly discussing concerns like bleeding gums - a matter that could become serious if you’re not paying attention.
In a rush to brighten the teeth and improve the smile, we overlook the gingiva surrounding it. We neglect bleeding and inflamed gums. They subdue initially but as the situation worsens, the gum problem becomes the most complicated dental issue.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of several oral conditions such as gum disease, staining, oral cancer - in severe cases - and tooth loss. People who smoke tend to ignore these possibilities despite the consequences.