Raleigh Dentist Explains How Smoking Affects Teeth & Oral Hygiene

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Aug. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- August 20, 2014 - Raleigh, NC - You know that smoking is bad for your heart and lungs. But did you also know that smoking is bad for your teeth, tongue and overall oral hygiene? Raleigh dentist, Dr. Rebecca Schmorr at Glenwood Smiles recently explained just how damaging nicotine, tar and other cigarette components can be for the mouth.

Glenwood Smiles is a Raleigh family dental practice, offering general, cosmetic and restorative dental services. They also offer orthodontics, including Six Months Braces.

Everyone knows that smoking causes heart disease, lung cancer and other cardiovascular diseases. However many are unaware of the ill effects smoking has on the mouth, tongue, and gums.

“Smoking is poisonous for teeth, especially the nicotine and tar in them,” said Dr. Rebecca Schmorr. “Smokers, especially heavy smokers, are more likely to have extreme tooth discoloration, some teeth turning brown.”

While she says that smokers can try teeth whitening treatments, the staining will continue as long as the smoking continues.

Smoking also increases the chances of developing oral cancer, gum disease, bone loss, halitosis, and leukoplakia. Smokers are also prone to bleeding gums, which is also a sign of gum disease, because there is a lack of blood flow in the gums.

To learn more about the affects smoking has on oral hygiene, visit http://www.glenwoodsmiles.com/blog/how-smoking-affects-yo....

To learn more about Glenwood Smiles, please visit http://www.glenwoodsmiles.com.

About Glenwood Smiles

Glenwood Smiles is a family and general dental practice in Raleigh, NC. They provide state of the art dental procedures to keep teeth and smiles beautiful and healthy. To learn more about Glenwood Smiles or to schedule an appointment, call 919-834-4450 or visit http://www.glenwoodsmiles.com.
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