Tysons Dentistry

Does smoking hurt my teeth?

You are probably aware of the toll that smoking takes on your overall health. But aside from all the other physical problems that smoking causes, it is a habit that can also damage your mouth, gums, and teeth.

young man with nice teethOne effect of smoking is staining due to the tar and nicotine in the tobacco. When you smoke, your teeth start to yellow almost immediately. Many long-term smokers who don’t look after their oral health end up with dark, stained teeth.

Smokers are also prone to producing bacterial plaque. This can lead to gum disease that develops faster than it does with non-smokers. If you smoke, the lack of oxygen in your bloodstream also makes it difficult for your gums to heal after periodontal treatment.

Schedule An Appointment At Our Vienna Dentist Office

If you are a smoker, it’s essential for you to maintain regularly scheduled appointments at our Vienna, VA dental office. These visits allow us to monitor your oral health for signs of gum disease and treat it before it significantly damages your teeth and gums.

During every routine check-up, we also screen for oral cancer. These early screenings can detect cancer in its early stages when it is still highly treatable. There is a very high mortality rate for cancer so these screenings may save your life.

If you smoke, please protect yourself by calling our office to arrange an appointment for an exam and cleaning.

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