Effect of Smoking on Gums

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Smokers don’t heal as well as nonsmokers and they do not experience as great of an improvement in their gums after periodontal disease therapy.

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Effect of Smoking on Gums

  1. 1. Effect of Smoking on Gums For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Research suggests that tobacco smoking depresses the immune system making it harder for your body to fight off communicable diseases such as colds. In addition, smokers don’t heal as well as nonsmokers and they do not experience as great of an improvement in their gums after periodontal disease therapy. The negative effects of smoking can be reversed by no longer smoking or using tobacco. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking patients (including chewing tobacco, cigars, and pipes) are at high risk for developing periodontal disease and precancerous lesions. The 5 year survival rate is less than 50% for oral and pharyngeal cancers, which is rapidly increasing in young and older populations. </li></ul>For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Effect of Smoking on Gums
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tobacco and alcohol usage </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Age factor </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul>Risk Factors For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>Reduce or eliminate smoking and alcohol usage </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an annual cancer screening examination with your dentist </li></ul><ul><li>Practice good nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Replace ill–fitting prostheses (partial dentures, full dentures) </li></ul>What can you do to reduce your RISK? For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
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