Tobacco and Your Teeth
Tobacco and your teeth don't go together well; smoking and chewing tobacco can seriously damage your dental and physical health in various ways. There are multiple dangers to your dental health from using tobacco which include issues ranging from gum disease to risking your lower jaw.
A disease that plagues many people, gum disease, is more prominent in individuals who smoke or use chewing tobacco. Gum disease can quickly lead to tooth decay and infections in your mouth, affecting your overall health.
Tooth decay from tobacco use moves at different rates depending on the kind of tobacco you use. Smoking will still deteriorate your teeth quickly, but chewing tobacco will ruin your teeth even faster.
If you use chewing tobacco regularly, you may be risking your entire lower jaw. Tobacco seriously weakens the teeth and bones in all forms, and the direct application of chewing tobacco to your jaw can lead to complete loss of the lower jaw.
If you're looking for more information on tobacco and tooth decay, feel free to schedule your next appointment at our Stuart Dentist's office, we're always ready to answer your dental health questions!