Nicotine has a negative effect on your teeth and oral health.
Many people are aware that the use of nicotine can cause yellowing or staining of the teeth. These color changes are just one of the consequences to a person’s dental health attributed to smoking.
People who smoke are more likely to have gum disease, bad breath, and other oral hygiene issues than people who do not smoke. Also, smokers are twice as likely to lose teeth from poor oral health than nonsmokers. This includes pipe and cigar smokers as well.
Some of the other issues smoking can cause are:
- Increase plaque and tartar on the teeth
- Loss of bone support of the teeth within the jaw
- Risk of leukoplakia, which are white patches inside the mouth
Smokeless tobacco has its share of negative effects on oral health. Smokeless tobacco can irritate your gums and make them pull away from your teeth. This makes tooth decay more likely and eating and/or drinking hot and cold items can be difficult because of sensitivity. Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 ingredients/chemicals that cause oral cancer and cancer of the throat.
E-cigarettes do not have the chemicals in them that a regular cigarette or smokeless tobacco does. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, distilled water, flavor, and chemicals that turn into vapor when inhaled. The liquid ingredients do not turn your teeth yellow or cause bad breath. But, e-cigarettes still contain nicotine which makes producing saliva more difficult. When the amount of saliva decreases, the risk of tooth decay, dry mouth, and bacteria buildup increases. With E-cigarettes, you can choose the amount of nicotine you use, so the lower level of nicotine, the better.
Reid & Reid recently donated the funds for Hands On! children’s museum to create a new welcome center.
Reid & Reid sponsored the Family Mud Fun to benefit the Hands On! was held on June 22nd at Berkley Park.
Reid & Reid enjoys sponsoring these events that benefit our community and the children of the community.