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The Effects of Smoking on the Mouth

The Effects of Smoking on the Mouth

23 July 2021

Anne Penman

The Effects Of Smoking On The Mouth

While you may not be able to see the effects of tobacco inside your body, your mouth can show you (and everyone else) the very visible damage that smoking can cause over time.

Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals which will:

  • Make your breath smell.
  • Stain your teeth in shades of yellow and brown.
  • Tooth loss – smoking limits blood flow to the gums and restricts the vital nutrients to the bone, affecting the support of the teeth.
  • Loss of taste – Remember how disgusting that first cigarette tasted? Nothing has changed (except your taste buds), it’s still as nasty now as it was then.
  • Hairy tongue
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Oral cancer – Cancer Research statistics show that in 2008 there were 1822 deaths from oral cancer in the UK,

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