Effects of Smoking on your Teeth

Effects of Smoking on your TeethIt makes perfect sense that smoking can have a negative impact on your teeth. The smoke, nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes go directly through the mouth. As a result, calculus or plaque can harden on the teeth, deep pockets can develop between the gums and the teeth, and the tissues and bones that support the teeth can be lost. All of these problems will bring on periodontal disease.
Unless the calculus is removed by our Los Angeles dentist, it will stay underneath the gum line. This will ultimately wreak the gum tissue, since plaque is filled with bacteria. When this occurs, the gums start to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that collect the aforementioned disease-causing bacteria. At this stage, periodontal treatments may be necessary to keep the teeth from falling out. In case of tooth loss, our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles has several options for replacing the missing teeth, including dental implants.

It is important to note that cigarettes are not the only road to periodontal disease. Using other tobacco products, like cigars and pipes, can lead to tooth and bone loss. Even smokeless tobacco devices can prompt gums to recede. Therefore, using any type of tobacco product may lead to bad breath, stained teeth, loss of taste, facial wrinkling, tooth loss, bone lose, mouth sores, gum recession and oral cancer. Over time, smoking can negatively impact the success of any dental treatments.


Source: Dentist Los Angeles
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