Everyone knows smoking is bad for the whole body and health. Smoking can lead to different medical problems, including fatal diseases like cancer. Tobacco usage can also affect the mouth, causing tooth staining, receding gums, chronic bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss, and severe diseases like mouth cancer.
Tobacco products contain nicotine, which is addictive. Any form of tobacco usage can lead to severe health problems as they contain about 30 cancer-causing chemicals. Health problems usually occur as a result of the use of tobacco include the following:
Even if you don't smoke or use tobacco products, it is important to stay away from second-hand smoke. Passive smoking or second-hand smoke means breathing in other people's tobacco smoke. They produce health problems in people who don't smoke and are a leading cause of lung cancer. It can also increase the risk of respiratory illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia in children.
If you are a regular smoker and visit us, we will conduct an examination to ensure that your teeth, gums, and whole mouth are healthy. We will also examine your cheeks, tongue, and throat to see if you have any signs of conditions that may need more detailed investigation. If you wish, we will also put you in touch with groups who can help you stop smoking.
Our dentist may also refer you to a dental hygienist if you need a thorough cleaning or extra treatment. We will also advise you if you need more frequent dental visits or detailed checkups more often.
Quitting the use of tobacco is beneficial for your mouth and your overall health. It reduces the risk of various associated health problems, including heart attack, stroke, or oral cancer. If you wish to quit the habit, call our practice at (559) 924-2206 or visit us at Kings Dental Group, 5 W D St, Lemoore, CA for additional information and schedule a consultation today. We will help you.