You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products?
For instance, did you know that smoking can lead to yellow teeth? Sadly, because tobacco stains the outer layer of your teeth, it may be impossible–or at least extremely difficult–to whiten them again. Similarly, as you know, if you smoke you may have to deal with bad breath. Unfortunately, there are other serious issues you may have to cope with.
Similarly, if you use tobacco products, you could lose teeth. While this may seem like just a cosmetic issue, it can also lead to a number of other problems, including difficulty eating, trouble speaking clearly, and an uneven bite. Tobacco products can also cause receding gum lines, which can leave teeth vulnerable to bacteria. This will make tooth loss even more likely. Also, if you smoke, your mouth will be more vulnerable to infection and struggle to heal properly. Finally–and perhaps most importantly–smoking can lead to cancer in mouth, esophagus, larynx, or lungs.
We understand that giving up smoking can be difficult, but it will lead to a better lifestyle and there are a few options you should consider. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to us a call at 713.988.0536. Dr. James Johnson and our team are excited to meet you!