The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared May 31st World No Tobacco Day as an opportunity to educate the public on the far reaching damage tobacco can cause. Most people are well aware of the heart and lung problems that can be caused by tobacco, but are often misinformed about its effects on their oral health. Tobacco can lead to yellow teeth and bad breath, as well as more serious issues such as gum disease and mouth and throat cancer. Smokeless tobacco usage is equally as dangerous. The use of tobacco products contributes to bone and tissue loss in the mouth, as well as an increase in plaque.
Take your health into consideration before lighting up or using other tobacco products. Contact us at All Smiles if you are concerned about tobacco damage in your mouth.