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.