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If you’ve made the decision to smoke, you’re not solely weakening your lungs: you’re also weakening your teeth and gums. Because smoking can impair proper flows of blood, your gums may not be getting the right amounts of oxygen and other nutrients they need if you smoke, making them more susceptible to disease.

If you smoke or use tobacco, here are some extra reasons why you might consider stopping:

-Smoking increases your probability of developing gum disease.

-Poisonous toxins in smoke weaken the immune system and contaminate gums, a combination seriously dangerous to your oral health.

-Nicotine (found in cigarettes and other substances) is deadly to the formation of connective tissues and a proponent of catalysts that harm those tissues.

-The likelihood of successful gum disease therapy is lowered and drawn out if you smoke or use tobacco.

-Smokers are extra likely to develop oral cancers than non-smokers.

Make no mistake about it, smoking is bad for your oral health. We also accept that quitting is in no way easy. If you would like help giving up smoking, the team at Scott A. Young, DDS would love to help. Please set up your next appointment with Dr. Scott A. Young by calling our Charlotte, North Carolina, practice at 704-541-5900 now. We’ll see you!