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5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health
Although teeth are not researched as often as the rest of the body, the effects of smoking on teeth are important. The effects of smoking on the teeth are especially important if you want to quit smoking. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, which kills millions of people each year. Everyone knows smoking is harmful to our organism but did you know that in majority cases it contributes to dental problems as well? Below we discuss five effects of smoking on our dental health. 1. Creates Plaque and Tartar Chemicals that you inhale during smoking affect saliva flow in the mouth, which makes it easier for bacteria to attach to teeth and gums. The bacterial film can form on teeth and along the gum line. While accumulating on the teeth for a long time, plaque can harden into tartar also known as calculus. This substance is so...
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