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Oral Health Falls Victim to Cigarettes
“You will ruin your lungs!” It’s what all health conscious people and doctors say to cigarettes smokers. But, it's important to remember your teeth are also at risk when you smoke. We want you to maintain the best oral health, and smoking only causes more problems. Let’s go over a few of them.
Smoking and Teeth Stains
It’s obvious that smoking causes stains on the teeth. Using whitening toothpaste and mouthwash won’t improve the color of your teeth—if you continue to smoke. It will deepen the stains, which makes it difficult to get rid of. At DiVerde Dental Studio, our sleep apnea dentists in Chicago, IL can give you back a white smile with Zoom! whitening system. Results are long lasting, as long as you quit smoking.
Smoking and Oral Cancer
Smoking increases the chances of oral cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 90 percent of oral cancer patients used tobacco. Persistent use of tobacco makes it difficult to treat oral cancer, and 37 percent of oral cancer patients will relapse because of it. Visit DiVerde Dental Studio for an oral cancer screening.
Smoking and Snoring
Researchers suggest that smoking could be a factor for snoring. The study appeared in an issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The report documented the following results for habitual snorers:
· 24 percent of people who habitually snored were also smokers
· 20 percent were ex-smokers
· 14 percent never smoked
The researchers also noted that people were more likely to snore when exposed to second-hand smoke. According to professionals, smoking may irritate the upper airways, which is why people are more likely to snore. Whatever the case, snoring is a disruptive problem for you and your loved ones. Let us help you get a good night’s sleep with anti-snoring mouthpieces in Chicago.
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