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How Tobacco Affects Your Oral Health

Tobacco affects on oral health

Oral health may directly affect your general health, so it is important that you practice proper dental hygiene and avoid anything that may compromise your oral health. Tobacco users should be particularly committed to visiting a dental office in Damascus on a regular basis because of the negative impact that tobacco has on all types of health. Watch this video to find out more about how tobacco affects your health.

Any kind of tobacco use can stain your teeth and cause a range of negative health effects like gingivitis, gum disease, or oral cancer. This is why it is important to have your general or cosmetic dentistry practice screen you for these ailments at each visit. Tobacco can make your gums swell and bleed easily as well as cause leukoplakia, which can lead to cancer. Symptoms of oral cancer include difficulty in speaking or chewing properly and numbness in the mouth.