The Truth About Smoking and Your Dental Health

We all have our habits; but some are worse for our teeth than others. As your local dentist here in South Florida, Dr. Thomas warns his patients of the risks of smoking tobacco. While you may have previously heard that smoking is bad for your lungs and overall health, it can also severely impact your oral health.

The following dental conditions can be linked to smoking:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth
  • Plaque and tartar build up
  • Bone loss within the jaw
  • Increased risk of gum disease
  • Increased risk of developing oral cancer
  • Failure of dental implant procedures
  • Delayed healing process following surgery, Implants, extraction, or treatment

As you can see, smoking has the ability to impact a wide range of aspects when it comes to your dental health. If you have any questions about how you can improve your dental health, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation here at Dr. Joe Thomas Dentistry.