Thursday, 17 June 2021

The Connection between Smoking and Oral Health

Although many people today are aware and informed about the negative effects smoking has over their oral and general health as well, this seems not to be the right encouragement for them to quit. What is more dramatic, is the fact that the number of younger population that smokes, constantly increases and our aim is to make them think twice before they lit a cigarette.
Smoking is closely related to oral cancer and the chance to suffer from oral cancer increases if cigarettes are combined with alcohol. Smokers are more prone to periodontal disease, gum bleeding, increased plaque, teeth and prosthetic yellowing as well as staining that can not be fixed by teeth whitening treatment. In addition, the risk for premature tooth loss increases due to periodontal disease and complications during surgical treatment followed by infections due to the wounds that can not heal faster which is not the case with the non smokers.