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The effect of smoking on dental health

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Reasons To Quit Smoking

If you're a smoker, here are a few reasons to consider quitting so you can enjoy the health benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

Oral Diseases

Smoking interrupts calcium absorption in the body and can also cause potentially life-threatening diseases such as oral cancer. People who smoke have an increased incidence of gum disease (periodontal disease), and the bone and tooth loss associated with it. Moreover, smokers can have gum disease even without any signs of bleeding.

Aging and Teeth Staining

With all of today's media hype, the pressure to look younger increases on American women every day. But despite smoking being is one of the greatest contributors to the aging mouth (not to mention teeth staining), more than 22 million women in the United States smoke cigarettes, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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