If you’re a smoker you’re likely tired of reading about all the harm smoking does, and yet here you are, reading this post. In a recent British survey it was found that only 44% of UK smokers are worried about how smoking affects teeth, and even less are worried about the impact it has on gums. Unfortunately there is a lot to worry about.
Aside from bad breath and surface stains (your teeth will get more yellow the more you smoke), smokers are 7 to 10 times more likely to get oral cancer in comparison with those who’ve never smoked. It also increases the risk of leukoplakia, jaw bone deterioration, and gum disease. Scary stuff, right?
Are the pleasures of smoking really worth the risk? You might feel great now, but years down the road you could be looking back on your life with some huge regrets. No Smoking Day is March 11th this year. Do yourself a monumental favor and put the cancer sticks down for good. There’s a world of support waiting for you.
Read the full article here: Dental teams encouraged to support No Smoking Day
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