Keep Those Pearly Whites

Brushing your teeth twice a day is just what the dentist ordered,  but if you are a smoker chances are you have stained teeth and bad breath from smoking no matter how much you brush.  And the bad news doesn’t stop there.  Periodontitis, or inflammation, is a destructive, progressive loss of bone around the teeth    A smoker is two to three times more likely to have tooth loss than a non-smoker.  Cigar smoking is just as dangerous as cigarettes causing cancers of the lip, tongue, mouth and throat.   Smokeless tobacco contains a lot of sugar which can cause cavities and mouth sores.   No tobacco use is the best thing for those pearly whites.

Read these sites for more information:
Smokeless tobacco and gum and tooth disease
Health effects of tobacco

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