Smoking and your Oral Health

By February 6, 2015 Doctors Notes No Comments

We all know that smoking is bad for our overall health and can cause lung cancer and emphysema… but did you know that smoking could harm your mouth which include:

– Darkening or staining of teeth.
– Increase plaque and tartar build-up.
– Increased risk of gum disease.
– Chronic bad breath.
– Loss of teeth.
– Oral cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, the most serious dental illness caused by smoking is oral cancer. Studies show that 90% of people who have oral cancer are smokers. While it can be difficult to quit smoking, Dr. Mead and his caring team can help you come up with a plan to quit smoking, save your smile and maybe even your life.