Smoking and Its Effect in Your Smile By Jose Valenzuela on January 30, 2011

Smoking can be a major health problem, particularly if you smoke for a long time. Respiratory problems and the chance of developing cancer runs high with smoking cigarettes, but there are plenty of other health issues when it comes to smoking as well. By this we mean dentla health problems. At our Palm Springs implant dentistry practice, we also help a number of people dealing with dental care issues related to smoking cigars and cigarettes. We’ll briefly look at some basic concerns about smoking and the appearance of your smile.

One of the most noticeable and obvious ways that smoking can affect your smile is by causing tooth discoloration or dental stains. This is pretty obvious given that the nicotine, tar, and other substances in the cigarettes or cigars will make contact with your teeth. If it tarnishes the lungs, the same can be said for the teeth as well. In order to take care of these matters related to dental staining and discoloration, it is a good idea to undergo a professional Palm Springs teeth whitening. This will be able to brighten your smile by up to ten shades.

Another matter that you may not take into account is gum health issues. Smoking means that the smoke will creep in between the spaces between teeth and affect the soft tissues of your mouth as well. This means that smoking can cause gum disease to develop more quickly or to become worse. In addition to this, smoking can cause your gums to recede as well. While there are many treatments that are out there for gum disease and gum recession, it’s best to just quit smoking and prevent these issues from occurring at the outset.

These are just two issues that affect your smile, but there is much more to consider as well. In order to address dental health and dental care issues related to smoking as well as other dental care issues, please feel free to contact our cosmetic dentistry office serving Palm Springs.

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