Tobacco Risks on Oral Health


cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco
use are bad habits that have a negative effect on your oral health the tar and
nicotine from tobacco not only stain your teeth and cause bad breath but can
also lead to other health problems like gingivitis leukoplakia or even oral
cancer gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease which causes your gums to be
tender swollen or bleed easily when flossing leukoplakia is a whitish thick
patch on your gums tongue or on the inside of your cheek that may lead to
cancer other signs of possible oral cancer include numbness or difficulty in
chewing or speaking take an active role in your oral health and choose to quit
smoking your smile and your health will thank you for the ADA dental minute I’m
doctor Maria Lopez Howell