Tobacco – Bad News in Any Form

Substance abuse, especially tobacco use, has dangers your child should be aware of. For instance:

  • Smokers are about twice as likely to lose their teeth as non-smokers, as well as need root canal treatment.
  • Smoking increases risk of mouth pain, cavities, and gum recession.
  • In as little as three to four months, smokeless tobacco use can cause periodontal disease and produce lesions called leukoplakias.
  • Tobacco reduces the body’s ability to fight infection, including in the mouth and gums.
  • Smoking also limits the growth of blood vessels which slows the healing of gum tissue after oral surgery or injury.
  • Tobacco of any kind is one of the most common risk factors for developing oral cancer.

Its All About The Heart

Our team practices from the heart, with our patients’ best interests in mind. We have an ability to connect with children with a sympathetic ear and caring touch. Our kind and compassionate dental team truly aspires to be the best dental healthcare providers for your children.