All Tobacco Products Cause Harm to Your Oral Tissues
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Dr. Todd Rogers
Tobacco products are harmful in many ways. Not only to your health, but also to your mouth. Tobacco products are something that you should consider stopping if you notice that you are having a lot of oral issues that need to be addressed.
When you regularly smoke, it can cause further issues in the mouth and these issues can actually lead to mouth cancers, oral ulcers, loose or loss of teeth, and gum disease and issues. When you're considering the many ways, you can have a healthier, better feeling and looking mouth, stopping smoking might be the best thing to do.
Tobacco Products are an Issue for Oral Problems
When a person is dealing with oral issues, it can be a cause of tobacco products that they are using. Whether the tobacco is smokeless or not, or if it is from an e-cig or vape; this can cause a problem in the mouth of the patient. This is an issue you don't want to deal with.
If we notice that the tobacco products are causing further issues in the mouth, we will take the time to address them, but we do recommend that the patient stop smoking so that these issues do not get worse. Tooth loss is a real issue and having periodontitis or gum disease can also be worse if the person continues to smoke or use tobacco products.
If you need to have a cleaning or exam, speak with our office today and we can provide the best possible help for the smile you're dealing with. Our dental professionals recommend that all of our patients stop smoking for the health of their mouths. We can even recommend help aids and places to go to get the stop smoking help you need. Call us today to schedule a time.