Smoking and Your Teeth

By: Smileway Dental

Smoking and Your Teeth

Everyone knows smoking can affect your mouth in a variety of ways, and result in a range of aesthetic, social, and health problems. And in common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and lung cancer problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. There are also side effects of smoking associated with dental health, and is less noticed by the majority. It acts by constricting the blood flow to your mouth and turning it into a breeding ground for bacteria. 

Stained Teeth

One of the many effects of smoking is stained tooth enamel. The nicotine and tar in the tobacco can make your teeth turn yellow in very little time, and long-term or heavy smokers often notice that their teeth begin to turn brown.

Bad Breath

All tobacco products cause unpleasant odours in the mouth. In addition, smoking can dry out your mouth. The lack of saliva makes it more difficult for your mouth to wash away odour-causing bacteria, leaving a stale film on teeth and gums.

Diminished Taste

Smoking cigarettes dulls taste, making food less palatable. The toxic chemicals in cigarettes cause taste buds to lose their shape and become flatter, through a process known as vascularization. This eventually makes them less sensitive to taste.

Gum Disease 

Cigarette smoke contains lots of tar and chemicals, and this can make your immune system less effective when it comes to fighting off infections like gum disease. In addition, smoking kills off the beneficial bacteria in your mouth, allowing disease-causing bacteria to flourish, resulting in a greater risk for both gum disease and tooth decay. Finally, tobacco products can damage your gum tissue by affecting the attachment of bone and soft tissue to your teeth, resulting in gum recession.

Oral Cancer

The carcinogenic chemicals in cigarette smoke can cause genetic changes in cells of the mouth. This can lead to the development of oral cancer.

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luffy 93
luffy 93
2024-03-12
good dentist..Dr.Lisa did my scaling..after scaling my teeth is cleaner compared to my previous dental clinic..recommended..will come again..😃👍
Jennifer Khoo
Jennifer Khoo
2024-03-11
The response from time of my asking for an appointment (though last minute) was handled well. Staff was ensuring that if I couldn't make the 5pm appointed time then she offered to reschedule. So I did for the next day. Dr Edwin was super nice and gave options to see that my swollen due to infection gum was treated with care. I only visit this clinic because of its professionalism. Cheers guys and keep up the great job ! Thanks.
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ida ida
2024-03-10
服务好,医生很有耐心,环境也很舒服,不会给顾客等太久,我们全家都在这里检查牙齿
Jialing Yao
Jialing Yao
2024-03-07
Dr. Edwin is a good and very patient dentist. The staff there is also very helpful.
Francis Lim
Francis Lim
2024-01-20
People with dental phobia like me have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but with extensive experience in the field of dentistry, Dr Lisa provides efficient and compassionate patient care. I just had my tooth extraction this morning and it was painless.... Furthermore Dr Lisa are very attentive and explain things very thoroughly without pushing for unnecessary treatment. Thank you so much Dr Lisa 🙏
ANNIES TANG
ANNIES TANG
2024-01-15
My regular clinic, Dr Edwin is very patient and professional. Nurse all so friendly and helpful.
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Hamid BestRate
2023-12-09
The Dr's are very good and friendly.
Henry KK
Henry KK
2023-11-23
Got a bridge and implant done by Dr Jon this year. Still holding up, looking forward to next and hopefully final treatment for missing tooth. Flexible payment terms and polite staff. Give them a try if you haven't.
Selvena Jeslinda Kaur
Selvena Jeslinda Kaur
2023-11-22
Smileway service is great and makes you really comfortable with its services & the Dr. Treatment.. even with my last minute tooth problem they were willing to slot me in. Thank you Smileway for giving me back my smile..🙏😍😁
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khairul ashraf kamarudin
2023-11-21
Having great experience so far. The doctor are very attentive and explain things very thoroughly without pushing for unncesssary treatment. The clinic is well lit and very clean👍👍. It is on the first and second so it will be a bit hard if you have a bad leg.

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