Oral Health

Tobacco products damage your gum tissue and exposes the tooth roots. Other side effects include:

  • Increases your risk of gum disease and tooth loss.
  • Causes mouth sores that will not heal.
  • Slows healing after gum surgery.
  • Stains your teeth, fillings, and tongue.
  • Dulls your sense of taste and smell.
  • Causes bad breath.
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Accumulation of tartar (calculus) and plaque
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Increased heart rate
  • Possible breathing difficulties and/or a "smoker's cough