Smoking cigarettes increases the risks of heart disease, asthma, stroke and cancer and it also adversely affects dental health. However, it’s not just unsightly and discoloured teeth that smokers have to worry about.
A dentist always advises against smoking because cigarette smoke inhibits the blood circulation and makes smokers more susceptible to:
– A weakened immune system
– Gum and mouth infections
– Loss of teeth
It is estimated that smokers are “twice as likely to get gum disease” as those who don’t smoke and the disease is also harder to treat. Even more serious is the increased risk of oral cancers for smokers and you can read more at