Not all things natural are considered to be healthy. Humans have experimented with many of the toxins found in nature and have now learnt to stay away from them. We now know that the widely used plant known as tobacco can seriously harm your health. Even if you know it’s hazardous for you, smoking is a habit that many people engage in that may be very difficult to break. If you care about your health and want to stop smoking tobacco, working with your doctor and dentist will be crucial.
What Is Smoking?
Around the world, societies have long cultivated, dried, and utilised the green, leafy plant known as tobacco. Usually smoked, but also occasionally chewed or breathed. Because tobacco interferes with your brain’s regular contact with the rest of your body, it has been shown to have an impact on how you think, feel, and act. Nicotine, an addictive stimulant found in the tobacco plant, is what makes smoking such a difficult habit to kick. There are 2,000 chemicals in cigarettes that are known to be poisonous and bad for human health.
Smoking’s Effects on Oral Health
There is nothing positive to be stated about smoking. Since the Surgeon General first issued the warning against tobacco in 1964, more than 20 million individuals have passed away as a direct result of tobacco use (either personal use or secondhand).
It’s particularly detrimental to your heart and lungs. Since all tobacco products enter your body through your mouth, it stands to reason that they also seriously harm your dental health. Using tobacco affects your mouth and body both immediately and over time.
Use of tobacco results in:
- poor breath
- dirty teeth
- elevated plaque
- Gum disease risk is more prevalent
- a diminished sense of taste
- slow recovery
- greater likelihood of oral cancer
- Overall Wellness & Oral Health
If your mouth isn’t healthy, it’s difficult—in fact, impossible—to be entirely healthy. There are various ways in which your dental health influences your general health and vice versa. The only method to prevent the adverse consequences linked to smoking, chewing, and snuffing is to entirely stop using tobacco.
Your dentist may be a useful and encouraging companion on the trip if you wish to take better care of yourself and stop smoking tobacco. Everyone deserves to live a happy life with a grin they can be proud of. You should see our office right away for an oral cancer screening if you have any concerns about your tobacco usage.