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Stained and discoloured teeth are quite common among smokers. This problem happens for two reasons – first, the harmful effects of chemicals in tobacco, and second, lack of oral care measures taken by people who smoke. Thus, if you want your teeth to look as natural and dazzling white as they ever have been, it’s better to say goodbye to smoking and lead a quality life. Here's how smoking is bad for your teeth and gum.

Bleeding gums\
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, it indicates some serious underlying dental concerns. Red, swollen and tender gums too signify poor oral health. Sadly, most smokers do experience bleeding gums because their habit allows bacteria to find a way inside your mouth easily. Periodontal disease or gingivitis is also very common among those who smoke. And you must know gum issues are a major reason behind tooth decay. So, try to quit the habit and make it a point to visit the dentist often for a regular check-up.

Tooth decay
If you love your teeth, say no to smoking. Because nothing harms your pearly whites as much as tobacco does. The chemicals present in tobacco can ruin the strength and natural hues of your teeth weakening them considerably. Apart from causing stains, smoking can also pose the danger of tooth decay which you must understand. What’s more, smokers tend to avoid oral hygiene and they are more likely to have weakened and stained teeth than their normal counterpart. For that reason, it makes sense to stop smoking and start leading a quality life with no risk to the body whatsoever.

Dry mouth
Dry mouth is so common among smokers. It leads to bad breath. And when your mouth is dehydrated, there will always be a risk of bacterial growth. You, however, can drink plenty of water to flush out the plaque, bacteria, and foods from between the teeth or inside your mouth to reduce risk or dry mouth. This will ensure healthy teeth and shining teeth with no chance for bacteria to grow inside. Consult a dentist near my location and get to know more about how tobacco can harm your dental health greatly.

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