Effects of Smoking

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Effects of Smoking

One of the most damaging habits to your dental health is smoking. Tooth discoloration, plaque or tartar buildup, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer are all caused by smoking. It also hinders the capacity of your mouth to heal after oral surgery in Plantation. 

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Negative Impacts of Smoking on Dental Health

Dental Problems

Smoking, especially after oral surgery, can lead to detrimental effects. The following are dental problems you will develop when you smoke: 

  • Rise of developing oral cancer 
  • Impairs the success rate of dental implant treatment 
  • Delays healing process, especially after oral surgery, periodontal treatment, and tooth extraction 
  • Developing gum disease 
  • Increased buildup of tartar and plaque on the teeth 
  • Increased risk of developing bone loss and leukoplakia 
  • Tooth discoloration 
  • Bad breath 

Health Problems

Smoking causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, lung disease, stroke, heart disease, and cancer, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This bad habit also increases the risk for certain eye problems, tuberculosis, and other concerns about the immune system – rheumatoid arthritis in particular. 

Each year, secondhand smoke causes roughly 41,000 fatalities in nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants. Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of coronary heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. The common risks developed by kids exposed to smoking are: 

  • Slower lung growth 
  • Respiratory symptoms 
  • Severe asthma 
  • Middle ear disorders 
  • Acute respiratory infections 
  • Sudden infant death syndrome 

Alcohol Has the Same Effect

Alcohol, like smoking, can have a negative impact on your oral health. It dries out your mouth and reduces saliva production, allowing bacteria and plaque to thrive. Because a lot of alcohol is sweet and acidic, it also causes tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. People who drink alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to acquire oral cancer than those who do not. 

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Learn What to Do After Oral Surgery in Plantation

At Oral Facial Reconstruction, we can give you advice on how to deal with things after oral surgery. See us!