Smoking does not just harm your lungs. It damages your teeth as well. The first sign for a smoker’s teeth is yellow, stained teeth. Smoking is also known to cause bad breath and turn your lips to a darker shade.
Smoking can also cause gum disease that eventually leads to tooth loss. While periodontitis can be treated, it is pretty painful and time taking. Research has shown that smoking can increase your chances of suffering from high blood pressure and dying from a stroke.
Smokers are more likely to suffer from cavities and other dental diseases as well. Therefore it is best to stop smoking entirely. While smoking is difficult to leave all at once, gradually reducing the frequency of how many times you smoke is advised.
If you smoke, it affects other dental treatments you have done. Research proved that smokers have fewer chances of success from dental restoration surgery. That is not all. Tobacco from the cigarette disrupts saliva flow in the mouth. Since saliva protects the enamel from plaque, without it, tartar begins to build up in your mouth. Smoking has also been known to be the reason for receding gums. Smoking alone can disrupt the entire oral ecosystem.
Every year, the statistics for oral cancer keep increasing. Dentists around the world consider smoking as one of the most common factors for oral cancer. Because oral cancer spreads quickly, it is difficult to treat it, especially if it has already progressed beyond the mouth.
At Village Park Family Dental, our team will help you get rid of smokers’ teeth. If you suffer from yellow teeth due to your smoking habit, it is best to visit one of our dentists to examine the damage to your teeth and gums. Call us at 281-376-4444 to book your appointment.