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How does smoking affect my dental health?

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Smoking will stain your teeth and give you bad breath. It can make it harder for you to recover from a pulled tooth and periodontal treatment. But the biggest danger from smoking is that it raises your chances for oral cancer. If you find a wound or sore area on your tongue or anywhere in your mouth, get it checked out and keep a close eye on it.

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Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

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