6 Reasons That Smoking is Bad for Your Smile


Did you know that about 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes? Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 17% in 2014), cigar, pipe, and hookah – other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco – are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people – there’s no “safe” way to smoke tobacco."

All tobacco products are harmful to your oral health... And don't discount the harmful effects of e-cigs, which can cause periodontal diseases as a result of nicotine ingestion.

Here are 6 reasons that smoking is BAD for your smile:

  1. yellowed, stained teeth and tongue

  2. dulled sense of taste and smell

  3. slower healing after a tooth extraction or other surgery

  4. more difficulties in correcting cosmetic dental problems

  5. gum disease

  6. oral cancer

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