Research shows that smokers are at a higher risk of many different diseases and cancers, as well as dental problems.
– Cigarette smoking damages gum tissue, resulting in gum recession, gingivitis, gum discolouration and loose teeth.
– Smoking causes oral cancer that affects the mouth, neck, throat and tongue.
– Smoking causes plaque and tartar buildup, causes cavities, tooth loss and gum recession.
Smokers should see your dentist regularly for oral cancer screening, cleaning and checkup. Non-smokers are also advised undergoing an annual oral cancer screening.
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