How does smoking affect one’s dental health?

You may want to know about the following quick facts about smoking:

  1.  Smokers are three times more likely to loose teeth than non-smokers.
  2.  If you smoke, you are four times as likely to have periodontal disease as someone who has never smoked.
  3.  Smokers are three times more likely to die of heart disease than non-smokers.

Smoking causes BIG trouble for your teeth and gums by killing cells inside your mouth. These dead cells accumulate as plaque and increase your risk of gum disease. Some of the chemicals present in tobacco weaken your mouth’s defensive cells, leaving you susceptible to infections. In addition, smoking stains teeth, causes bad breath, and limits your body’s absorption of calcium. Smokers should talk to us today!