No Butts About It: Tobacco has BIG effects on oral health! Find out more at http://healthyteeth.org/about-us/ from the Nova Scotia Dental Association @theNSDA which helps dentists be better dentists in service to Nova Scotians.
Wonderful effects of quitting? Smoking Ruins your teeth. Here is a guy I was patching up for years until everything went to hell. He needed a recon on the upper. Super nice guy. Here is his case immediate load from start to finish. Final restoration is FCZ layered and splinted. Soft tissue came out pretty nice . But it was thick so why not. Dentaltown Message Board http://www.dentaltown.com/MessageBoard/thread.aspx?s=2&f=123&t=236410&pg=1&r=3669956
Lungs of a non-smoker (left) and a smoker (right). Smoking is a leading cause of severe gum disease which leads to tooth loss and other disease thorough out the body. Smoking weakens your body's immune system and makes it harder to fight infections, including gum infections, which is a major cause of tooth loss. Once you have gum damage, smoking also makes it harder for your gums to heal. If you do smoke you have twice the risk for gum disease compared with a nonsmoker.