Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Smoking
Jonice Thompson Withanachchi
How does smoking affect my mouth?
Smoking can have several effects on the oral cavity, including:
• Stained teeth
• Decreased sense of taste and smell
• Gum disease
• Slow healing after a surgery or tooth removal
• Oral cancer
Quitting is the only way to decrease these risks and prevent other tobacco-related health problems! It's so important to develop a plan and have a support network in your efforts to quit. Ask your dentist or doctor to see if there are any medications to help you stop using tobacco!