Studies show that smokers are at a higher risk of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. Unfortunately, effects of smoking on teeth are usually overlooked.
– Smoking slows down blood circulation in the gums and causes infections and discolouration of the gum.
– Smokers have weaker immune systems, which makes it more difficult for their gum disease to be completely cured.
– Smoking causes oral cancer and spreads it to the throat, tongue, lips and the palate.
Consult your dentist about quitting and undergoing regular oral cancer screenings.
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