You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products?
As you may know, if you use tobacco you could have to deal with a variety of cosmetic benefits, including missing and yellowed teeth and bad breath. Of course there are things you can do to correct these issues, but smoking can make the issue more difficult. You see, tobacco will stain your teeth and make whitening harder, and continued smoking will keep your breath unhealthy.
Similarly, if you use tobacco products, you could lose teeth. While this may seem like just a cosmetic issue, it can also lead to a number of other problems, including difficulty eating, trouble speaking clearly, and an uneven bite. Tobacco products can also cause receding gum lines, which can leave teeth vulnerable to bacteria. This will make tooth loss even more likely. Also, if you smoke, your mouth will be more vulnerable to infection and struggle to heal properly. Finally–and perhaps most importantly–smoking can lead to cancer in mouth, esophagus, larynx, or lungs.
We understand that giving up smoking can be difficult, but it will lead to a better lifestyle and there are a few options you should consider. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to give us a call at 757-587-6399. Dr. Rita Frazier and our team are excited to meet you!