TOBACCO AND YOUR ORAL HEALTH
As seen in this “Dental Minute” video, any type of tobacco use can lead to mild and severe dental and oral concerns. Mild concerns may be in the form of teeth staining and bad breath. Severe health effects, however, may lead to oral cancer and advanced periodontal disease in Belmont.
No matter the type of tobacco use—cigarette, e-cigarettes, or chewing tobacco—you are putting your oral and overall health at risk. Tobacco use can lead to significant teeth staining, gum disease, oral cancer, and lung cancer. Though teeth staining can be corrected with teeth whitening and veneers, patients are often too embarrassed to smile due to the severe teeth stains. Gum disease can lead to infections in your mouth, which may result in painful cleaning procedures and tooth loss. Various types of cancer can lead to debilitating pain and even loss of life.