You’re surely aware that smoking (and chewing tobacco) is bad for your health. But how does it affect your teeth and gums specifically? People who use tobacco are far more likely to have gum disease — and lose teeth as a result. Their tissue heals more slowly after oral surgery, and they are at a high risk for oral cancer. Plus, tobacco stains your teeth and can make your breath smell.

Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more.

If you smoke, it’s especially important you visit Highland Advanced Dental Care every six months so we can watch out for gum disease and other issues. Call our Highland Township, MI office at 248-329-3552 or fill out our online form.