If you are a regular smoker or tobacco user, you are increasing your chances of being effected by gum disease.
Smoking & Gum Disease
For many of us, the beginning of the New Year often pressures us to make commitments to abandon our bad habits and make changes to better ourselves.
Giving up smoking is at the top of the list for many people. Although we all know the difficulty of giving up an addiction, there is an infinite amount of information and resources that can help you stick to your goal and quit smoking for good.
If you are a smoker, you are not only putting your overall health at risk, but also your oral health and teeth.
If you are a smoker — you are already more susceptible to gum disease, and the methods used to treat gum disease will be less effective. Use of tobacco can lead to gum disease because it causes the attachment of bone and soft tissue to your teeth.
Smoking negatively impacts the normal function of gum tissue cells, which means smokers are more likely to experience infections such as periodontal disease. Smoking impacts the flow of blood to the gums – which generally means infections are slower to heal.
What does this mean for smokers?
- Smokers have double the risk of contracting gum disease than nonsmokers
- The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher the chance you will suffer from gum disease
- If you smoke for a prolonged period, your chances will be even higher
- Treatment methods for gum disease are less effective for heavy smokers
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