February 1, 2023 by Associates of Dentistry
As dental healthcare providers, we field questions about many activities and their effects on dental health, from the consumption of sugary foods to oral piercings, but one issue that comes up frequently is smoking or vaping. In this week’s blog, we hope to offer concise answers on this topic.
Cigarette smoking has a significant negative impact on dental health. It can lead to:
Smoking can also reduce the effectiveness of dental treatments and make it more difficult for dental professionals to diagnose and treat oral health problems.
Vaping (using electronic cigarettes) can also negatively impact dental health. Some of the effects include:
While e-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, they can still cause many dental issues.
Our third and final subject to address is chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco is very similar to smoking and vaping and can cause the same symptoms, including:
Teath and gums experience degradation from many everyday things, so it is essential for your long-term oral health that you receive regular dental care. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a checkup appointment, today is a perfect opportunity to schedule one!
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