Truthful Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth

Truthful Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 36 million smokers live in the United States. This works out to be approximately 15% of the population.

Teeth are hurt from tobacco in several ways. Your mouth is left defenseless against bacteria due to the decreased ability for fighting infections caused by cigarettes. This leads to the festering of bacteria and plaque.

Increased Bacteria and Plaque are Cause for Many Health Problem

Tooth Discoloration

Stained or yellow teeth are obvious signs of a smoker. Over time teeth stain from the chemicals in tobacco. Teeth whitening treatments can slow the staining process down. However, it is impossible to entirely reverse or stop it if you continue to smoke.

Gum Disease

Smokers are twice as susceptible to gum disease than nonsmokers. Treatment for gum disease on smokers does not work as well as on nonsmokers.

Bacteria festering on your teeth due to smoking eventually works its way to the gums. When left untreated, gums pull away from your teeth leading to weakened bones structures. In the most severe cases, it is known as periodontitis resulting in loss of teeth.

Bad Breath

Bacteria overgrowth caused from smoking leads to horrible smelling breath. Unfortunately, brushing and mouth wash is unable to rid your mouth of this smell because it comes from decay, oral sores, and gum disease. The only remedy for this is to quit smoking for good and see a dentist about underlying problems caused by smoking.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is the most serious issue caused by smoking. Symptoms begin as a red or white patch in the mouth combined with swallowing or chewing difficulty, jaw numbness, and possible ear pain. If experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended you see a medical professional.

The best possible solution to smoking related dental problems is to quit smoking. You and your dentist can work together on a treatment plan to alleviate these issues.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Madison Square Dentistry by clicking here or by calling (951) 304-2070.

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25092 Madison Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562

951-304-2070

Office Hours:
Monday 7am-3pm
Tue, Wed, Thur 9am-6pm
Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday 7am-3pm

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