We all know that tobacco is deadly. That’s why Congress has been making tobacco manufacturers place warning labels on every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States for over 50 years.
Tobacco products cause cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. Together, these diseases kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.
But a lot of people don’t realize just how bad tobacco is for your smile. Cigarettes attack your smile in numerous ways by causing the following conditions:
But quitting smoking isn’t easy. Smokers often say they want to stop smoking, but they aren’t able to do it on their own. Fortunately, the American Lung Association provides useful resources for people who are trying to quit.
Smokeless tobacco, which is often referred to as dip or chewing tobacco, is also extremely detrimental to your oral health. In addition to being highly addictive, smokeless tobacco can also lead to gum disease.
Gum disease is a nasty infection which makes your gums become tender and bleed.
If a dentist doesn’t treat your gum disease, it can cause one or more of your teeth to fall out.
In addition to causing gum disease, smokeless tobacco also leads to the following types of cancer:
If you don’t smoke, please don’t start. There’s no way it’s worth all the negative consequences.
Here’s something good you can do for your smile: Schedule your next checkup with Dr. Herrmann at Assure a Smile in Miami. We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 5PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM