Tobacco’s Impact on Oral Health | Dentist Bells Corners

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While it’s widely known that chewing and smoking tobacco pose significant risks to lung health, their detrimental effects on oral health are equally concerning. At Bells Corners Dental Studio, we urge tobacco users to understand the potential dangers to their mouths and teeth. Here’s a closer look at how tobacco can affect your oral health:

Chewing Tobacco

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that tobacco chewers are 50 times more likely to develop gum and cheek cancers. Chewing tobacco dissolves gum tissue, leading to sensitivity from exposed roots and creating an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, resulting in decay. If you’re using chewing tobacco, we encourage you to seek guidance from our experienced oral health team to maintain a healthy mouth.


Smoking just one pack of cigarettes per day can result in the loss of two teeth every decade of your life, as highlighted in a report by the AGD. Both cigarettes and cigars are damaging to oral health, causing staining and contributing to an unattractive smile.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can manifest in various areas of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, mouth floor, and gums. While those over 50 and men face increased risks of developing oral cancer, alarming trends show rising cases among individuals under 30, according to the AGD. We recommend scheduling an appointment at our office for a thorough oral health examination, including an oral cancer screening, especially if you use tobacco. Early detection is key to successful treatment.

Quitting Tobacco Use

If you’re a tobacco user, we strongly advise you to quit. Our professional dental team, along with your doctor, can provide support and guidance to help you overcome tobacco addiction. Regular oral health examinations are essential for everyone, but particularly crucial for tobacco users. Schedule a visit to our office, where we’ll work with you to identify and address any potential oral health issues.

For more tips on maintaining a healthy mouth or to schedule your next visit to Bells Corners Dental Studio, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your oral health is our top priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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