It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is detrimental to your overall health. Studies show that people who smoke are four times more likely to develop dental health problems. Smoking not only puts your overall health at risk, it also ruins the appearance of your teeth and gums. Tobacco products are notorious for weakening your gums and yellowing your teeth. Other side effects include horrible breath, excessive plaque buildup, a delay in oral healing, and increased dental sensitivity. If you are a tobacco user, it is important for you to know the risks and implications your addiction has on your oral health.
Studies show that people who use cigarettes are more prone to develop issues such as:
While cosmetic dentistry procedures can help mask the superficial implications of smoking, the best way to protect yourself is by quitting. If you or a loved one suffer from nictone addiction, consider the following:
For more information on oral health or to schedule an appointment for routine cleaning and prevention, contact the dental office of Dr Rifkin & Raanan in Beverly Hills.