Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health
Doylestown dentist Dr. Elyce Link-Bindo wants to provide you with all the support you need to enjoy a healthy smile. It certainly is no secret that tobacco use is bad for your general health. So it should not be too hard to imagine they impact that smoking can have on your oral health.
Tobacco use weakens your immune system and makes it harder to fight off periodontal (gum) infections. It also makes it more difficult for your mouth to heal if you have gum disease treatment.
What does this mean for you if you are a smoker?
Here are some interesting facts from the Centers for Disease Control that you should consider:
- Smokers ...