Smoking causes damage to many parts of the body, but many people do not realize the effect it can have on Oral Health. Smoking can cause periodontal disease, increase the healing time of the mouth, and increases the risk of oral cancer. Additionally, it worsens bad breath, and the stains that accumulate from the tar are usually impossible to remove without help from a dentist.
Watch this video from the ADA about the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout”:
Smoking can contribute to the following problems with the mouth:
In addition to immediate benefits to your oral health, quitting smoking also reduces your risks high blood pressure, heart disease, and lung cancer. Smokers who quit get to immediately have a whiter smile and better gum health.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Virk and check on the state of your oral health, call 509-838-0404.
111 S Post St,
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 838-0404