Effects of tobacco to your mouth
Generally, everyone knows that smoking would give bad effects on your health. Thinking of the danger of smoking, teeth may not be the main concern for most people. But do you know that smoking can directly affect your teeth such as;
The most noticeable effect you can see is your tooth discoloration. The more you smoke, the more discolored your teeth will become. A quick Google image search can show you the real impact of smoking and tobacco use when it comes to discoloration.
Smoking can do some serious damage in your mouth, but most people think of oral cancer and gum issues. While those shouldn’t be neglected, not many people associate smoking and tobacco use with the kind of tooth decay dentists often see in their patients.
Large cavities that exist around the gum line can lead to infections and weak teeth, which can cause holes in your teeth. Broken teeth will need to be repaired, which can be costly and, not to mention, painful.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is basically a bacterial infection that occurs in your mouth. Over time, this infection impacts the gums.
At first, periodontal disease will likely only be obvious if you have bleeding gums, a generally sore mouth and red gums that are easily irritated. In some cases, periodontal disease can also manifest as gums that look like they’re receding.
While the early stages of periodontal disease can often be reversed if you see a dentist, long-term smoking and tobacco use can lead to the problem becoming worse.
If periodontal disease is left untreated for too long, the infection can spread into tissue and bone, which then become weaker. Over time, bone damage can occur if periodontal disease is not treated and the infection is never cured.
In severe cases, periodontal disease can get so bad that specialist is needed and surgical intervention is necessary to deal with damaged bone. Bone grafts and restorative surgery are sometimes required in these cases.
At the point when periodontal disease takes hold in your mouth, tooth loss isn’t normally excessively far behind. As the gums get weaker, they’ll do less to hold on to the teeth. In addition to that, where there is periodontal disease, you’ll also usually find a higher rate of decay due to infection.
Dental problems are just a few reasons why you should quit this nasty habit immediately. Smoking also contributes to other major health problems such as heart disease, oral cancer, lung cancer and you are likely to have a higher risk of getting coronavirus (COVID19) than people who don’t smoke.
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