TOBACCO AND ORAL HEALTH
As a smoker, your mouth receives an average of 800 impacts of smoke components per packet of cigarettes being smoked (40 shuttles per cigarette, 20 inbound and 20 outbound, for 20 cigarettes are 800 transits).
This high number of impacts to your mouth joins the nearly 4,000 components that include a common cigarette, causing multiple adverse effects on your mouth.
Among the effects are an increase in plaque, a greater number of mouth sores and acute gingivitis, which cause a much greater loss of dental pieces in the mouth of a smoker. In addition, there are other problems such as halitosis or stains on the teeth that deteriorate the aesthetics of your mouth.
It is important that you, as a smoker, make special monitoring of your oral health, in order to prevent all these risks in the future.
The two levels of action that determine the care of the smoker’s dental care are:
- Professional care: Make periodic reviews, with special attention to your gingival evolution and professional cleaning.
- Personal care: performing a good daily oral hygiene to minimize the presence of nicotine, tar, etc. In the mouth, keeping the teeth with their natural brightness and whiteness. Daily cleaning reduces contact time with dental and mucous membranes helping to reduce the negative effects of smoke components on different parts of the mouth.