- Loss of taste
- Loss of smell
- Bad breath
- Facial wrinkling
- Stained teeth
- Less successful periodontal treatment
- Less successful dental implants
- Mouth sores
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
- Bone loss
- Oral cancer
Of course, there are no guarantees, mind you, but these have all been proven to increase among tobacco users versus nonusers.
The American Academy of Periodontology as well as the American Dental Association advises against it, but tobacco use can help you harm your oral health.
Why would you want to damage your oral health? You would not. If you’re aware of all the oral health risks involved, your decision to use tobacco might now seem crazy, but at least not uneducated.
Whether or not you use tobacco, a dental checkup is wise. There’s a lot dentistry can help you with either way; but by “help” in this case, we mean help you with your health. For a full preventive dentistry treatment, come in for your next dental checkup.
An Invitation for Your Family
Dr. Jeffrey Allen provides comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella. IA. Please see the map for directions.