Effects of Smoking on Dental Health

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In general, smoking is bad for your health. It negatively affects major organs and body systems. The same thing goes for your dental health, whether first or second-hand smoke, both have a negative impact on your oral cavity.

When you smoke cigarettes or tobacco, you are at a higher chance of having oral tumour or cancer. Therefore, if you want to stay healthy and avoid endangering your oral cavity as well as your general wellbeing, you should quit smoking now!

Apart from oral cancer, there are other effects of smoking on your dental health. It causes halitosis, discoloration of teeth, and affects your taste buds, thus diminishing your sense of taste. Smoking can also affect your immune system, you are more likely to develop diseases, and you’ll have slower healing time after surgery. If you don’t quit smoking, you’ll have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss.

To quit smoking, you need to have a support network that can help you. You may also need to try some diversion techniques. You can try running, exercising, watching movies, and other tasks that can make you positively busy. At first, it might be hard to quit smoking, but eventually, if you have active support, you can have a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about the effects of smoking on your dental health, you can talk to our dental team at Aurora Dental Studio.

-The Aurora Dental Studio Team

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