Tobacco stains on teethSmoking is not only linked to lung cancer and heart disease, but it also affects oral health. Although smoking and chewing tobacco does not increase the risk of having cavities, it can do lots of damage to the gums and other parts of the mouth:

Besides the significant and dangerous hazards mentioned above, other factors that smokers should consider include:

  • Smoking is a major source of halitosis (bad breath).
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause loss of taste and smell.
  • Smoking stains teeth and makes your smile look bad.
  • Tobacco use can cause black hairy tongue, which refers to growths on the tongue, making it look hairy and turning it yellow, green, brown or black.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

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