Smoking has it’s consequences. When you think of the problems it causes, a few things come to mind. Some people may automatically think of lung based diseases such as lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. The truth is that smoking cigarettes affects more than just your lungs – they affect every organ in your body! The damage they can do to your oral health is really no surprise. Smoking cigarettes can cause problems such as oral cancer, periodontal (gum disease), bad breath and stained teeth. These problems are just to name a few! The nicotine in cigarettes makes it addictive, so it can be a challenge to kick the bad habit! Quitting smoking, makes a drastic difference to your oral health! Don’t hesitate to speak with us at Maple Family Dentistry about your oral health and any concerns with smoking.