Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, but did you know it also affects your teeth? Nobody wants a smile that’s dull or discolored, let alone one that has bad breath. Smokers think that routine brushing is the solution, it’s not. It doesn’t remove all the stains.
Smoking can lead to gum or periodontal disease, which causes inflammation around a tooth. Unfortunately, smoking can also lead to tooth decay, which poses a challenge with restorative dentistry. Your dentist can go into more detail and let you know the next steps.
Your dentist is also there to help you quit and save your teeth. Talk to them about setting a date to quit. They will be 100% supportive of your decision and help you with overcoming obstacles.
Not only will your teeth look great, but you’ll improve your overall health!