Smoking and Dental Health
It is National Non-Smoking Week.
Let’s talk about smoking and your oral health
Smoking Cigarettes can lead to:
- bad breath
- staining/yellowing of the teeth
- slow healing
- periodontal disease (loss of bone and gum structure)
- and the most serious, oral cancer
Vaping or e-cigarettes
- The effects and long term outcomes are still unknown
- In Canada e-cigarettes containing nicotine are not regulated
- The vapour can still contain toxins and possible carcinogens
- Flavoured cartridges may also contain toxins where the effects on the oral tissues for safety is undetermined
There is still a large population that smokes. We do not mean to shame you when we ask if you smoke. This knowledge can help us determine certain intra-oral diagnoses. If you are interested or need help quitting smoking or would like more information with regards to how smoking affects your oral health, please reach-out. It is a battle we would like to help you with.
CDA Position on Tobacco Products, Smoking Cannabis and Vaping. October, 2018. <http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/about/position_statements/tobaccocannabisproducts/>. (Accessed Jan 21st, 2019).
CDHA Position Statement on E-Cigarettes. July, 2015. <https://files.cdha.ca/Profession/Resources/e-cig-position-paper.pdf> (Accessed Jan, 20th, 2019).
CDHO. Smoking and Your Oral Health. <https://www.cdho.org/docs/default-source/pdfs/oral-health-rpt/oralhealthmatters_smoking.pdf?sfvrsn=aeac84a0_32> (Accessed Jan 20th, 2019)
Holliday, R., Stubbs, C., A Dental Perspective on electronic cigarettes: The good, the bad and the ugly. Oral Health. June 1, 2015. <https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/a-dental-perspective-on-electronic-cigarettes-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/> (Accessed January, 22, 2019)