Smoking and teeth
Smoking is bad for your health, and that includes oral health. These are the main oral health problems of smokers:
- Bad breath
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
- Dry mouth
- Periodontal diseases
- Mouth cancer
Smoking not only increases visits and expenses related to oral health, but also has an impact on treatment duration. For example, smokers don’t heal as quickly after a tooth extraction. Also, smoking is an important risk factor for implant failure.
Many problems can be avoided with regular appointments with your oral health professional, who can also give you information on how smoking affects your mouth and advice on how to quit smoking.