Smoking and your oral health
After viewing countless anti-smoking signs, pamphlets and commercials-even those graphic warnings printed right on a package of cigarettes-practically everyone knows that smoking is bad for your body. Smoking tobacco can lead to severe health problems, such as cancer, lung disease and heart disease. But did you ever consider the effects smoking has on your mouth? Every puff of smoke that gets into your body starts by passing your lips, tongue, teeth and gums. Here are six ways that smoking impacts your oral health.