We all know that smoking is bad for us but did you know how it affects our teeth and mouth? A recent World Health Organisation study revealed:
Tobacco use, including tobacco smoking and smokeless tobacco use, increases the risk for oral cancer by five to six times.
Smoking increases the risk for gum disease by two times.
Exposure to second-hand smoke has a one-and-a-half to twofold higher risk of causing dental decay.
Smoking increases the risk of tooth loss by one-and-a-half times.
If you are a smoker it is extremely important to see your dentist regularly. Perhaps you are keen to give up? Call us today.