Cigarette smoking affects your oral health? Smoking can also increase your risk for gum disease, and other oral health problems including:
The South Dakota QuitLine is here to help you 24/7! Visit www.sdquitline.com for more information on how they can help you kick the habit.
Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health. Have you ever wondered what could happen to your mouth if you use tobacco? Tobacco use is one of the most significant risk factors in
the development and progression of periodontal (gum) disease, a leading cause
of tooth loss. About 20% of non-smokers over the age of 65 are toothless,
compared to 41.3% of daily smokers, as a result of gum disease.
Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health
Thinking about lighting up in front of a little one? Think again. Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections, and even tooth decay. Almost 60 percent of U.S. children 3 to 11 years old—almost 22 million—are exposed to secondhand smoke.
Secondhand Smoke Harms Chidren's Health
Quit Smoking to Keep Your Mouth Healthy. You know smoking affects your mouth: It can cause bad breath and stained teeth. But it can also have an even more serious impact on your oral health. Smoking and smokeless tobacco can elevate risk for oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease. In addition, they can increase healing time after oral surgery and limit your options for certain kinds of dental care.
Quit Smoking to Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Thinking About Giving Up Cigarettes? If you’ve tried before without success, you may feel unsure about whether you can quit for good. You may also wonder how to prepare for such a big change — or why it’s so important to quit. Start by learning everything you can about the health risks of smoking — for you and your loved ones.
The Truth About Smoking
Smoking. The Secret to Looking Older. Most people strive to appear younger than they are. But smoking is one habit that can actually make you look older. Beyond the obvious health dangers — including heart disease, stroke, and lung, oral, and throat cancer — cigarettes are one of the best ways to ravage your appearance.
Smoking and Your Appearance
Do You Have Healthy Gums? You may kiss them goodbye if you smoke, says the American Dental Association (ADA). Smoking may cause nearly 75 percent of periodontitis in adults.
How Tobacco Use Affects Your Mouth
Tobacco Spittin' Can Leave You in a World of Hurt. Doctors cannot always explain why one person develops oral cancer and another does not. However, we do know that this disease is not contagious and you cannot "catch" oral cancer from another person. Tobacco use is a well-known factor to this smile hurting disease.
7 Ways to Detect Oral Cancer
What Happens When You Quit Smoking? Access helpful posters and videos that explain the life changing benefits when you quit smoking. Click here to access these helpful resources.
What Happens When You Quit Smoking?
If you would also like information on the SD QuitLine training or access to other related information please visit http://www.sdquitline.com/training/ or call 1-866-SD-QUITS.
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