Tobacco & Your Teeth: The Risks of Chewing and Smoking | Juned Mohammed DDS


Discover the impact of tobacco on your oral health with Evolve Dentistry.

Chewing and smoking tobacco pose significant risks to both your overall health and the health of your mouth and teeth. If you use tobacco, it’s crucial to understand the potential consequences. Here’s what tobacco can do to your oral health.

Chewing Tobacco:
According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), tobacco chewers increase their risk of developing gum and cheek cancers by an alarming 50 times. Chewing tobacco dissolves the gums, leading to sensitivity from exposed roots and creating an environment ripe for bacterial growth and decay. If you’re using chewing tobacco, stop immediately, and consult our experienced oral health team led by Juned Mohammed DDS for guidance on maintaining a healthy mouth.

Smoking:
Research from the AGD indicates that smoking one pack of cigarettes a day can result in the loss of two teeth per decade of your life. Smoking significantly raises the risk of tooth loss and damages your overall oral health. Both cigarettes and cigars are harmful, leading to staining and an unattractive smile.

Oral Cancer:
Oral cancer can develop in various areas of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, mouth floor, and gums. While individuals over 50 and men are at higher risk, oral cancer has been increasing among younger people. Schedule an appointment with Evolve Dentistry for a thorough oral health examination, including an oral cancer screening, especially if you use tobacco. Early detection of oral cancer is key to successful treatment.

We strongly encourage tobacco users to quit. At Evolve Dentistry, we offer support and guidance to help you overcome tobacco use, working alongside your doctor for comprehensive care. Regular oral health examinations are essential for everyone, especially tobacco users, to identify and address any potential issues promptly.

Contact Evolve Dentistry today for more information on maintaining a healthy mouth or to schedule your next visit. Your oral health matters, and we’re here to help you evolve towards a healthier smile.

Evolve Dentistry of Westmont
Phone: (630) 812-7755
6160 S Cass Ave Suite E
Westmont, IL 60559

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