World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31. This year’s theme is “Commit to Quit”.
The 2021 campaign will help create healthier environments that are conducive to quitting tobacco by advocating for strong tobacco cessation policies, increasing access to cessation services, raising awareness of tobacco industry tactics, and empowering tobacco users to make successful quit attempts through “quit & win” initiatives.
Here are the top 5 effects of smoking on oral health:
#1 Periodontal Disease
Smokers have a higher level of plaque and tartar build-up on their teeth that can cause periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Smokers have a 5- to 10-fold increased risk for gum disease, which can become more severe as the number of cigarettes smoked goes up.
#2 Oral Cancer
More than 28 cancer-causing chemicals are found in smokeless tobacco.
Chewing tobacco and using other tobacco products can cause cancer in the cheeks, gums, and lips.
#3 Delayed Healing
Smoking has a negative effect on healing. After your teeth are extracted, or you undergo oral surgery, you should avoid smoking for at least 3 days.
Otherwise, you may end up with a severe condition called a “dry socket.”
#4 Stained Teeth
Smoking and chewing tobacco can have an adverse impact on your appearance.
Stains and discolourations of teeth, dentures, and fillings are commonly seen in smokers.
#5 Bad Breath
Smoking produces a strong bad breath that is related to the strength of tobacco smoked.
Quit Smoking Today!
Consult your Yeronga dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
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