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Tobacco and Your Dental Hygiene & Oral Health

Tobacco isn't just bad for your lungs. In fact, your mouth is one of the major targets of the negative side effects and consequences of regular tobacco usage. Learn more about how tobacco usage and smoking impacts your oral health:

  • Bad breath and tooth discoloration are both common with smokers.
  • Smoking may lead to increased build up of plaque and tarter.
  • Tooth loss and edentulism are more common in smokers than non-smokers.
  • Smoking leads to increased risk of developing severe periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Even if you have dental implants, tobacco can still have negative effects. Studies show that smoking leads to higher rates of dental implant failure.
  • Tobacco usage may even lead to increased risk for developing oral cancer.

It's also crucial to note that all forms of tobacco carry a negative impact on your oral health. This includes pipes and cigars, in addition to cigarettes, and also smokeless tobacco products, including snuff and chewing tobacco.

At Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, patient education and health is always important to us. We also stress preventative care, and proper maintenance of your oral health and hygiene. That means not smoking, in order to prevent serious illnesses and conditions, to maintain a healthy, clean and happy smile, and more.

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment for your regular visit and examination, fill out our appointment form or call our office in Clarksville, Maryland at 410.531.5639. It's never too late to begin making a change in the right direction, so the sooner you stop smoking, the better it will be for your dental hygiene and health.