Dangers of smoking for the health of the mouth – Not only the heart and lungs will be affected negatively due to smoking. Oral health is one of the things that will be exposed to the harms of smoking.
The impact for the health of the mouth
Smoking and the use of other tobacco products be the cause of most problems of gums in adults. Smoking can increase the risk of the development of gum disease. Tobacco inhibits blood flow to the gums, thus making the gum shortage of nutrients, oxygen and susceptible to developing infections. In addition, smoking impact to damage the lining of the bones and tissues of the teeth.
Depending on the amount and duration of smoking, smokers are at risk of experiencing the following problems:
- Discoloration of the teeth.
- The stench of foul breath that is settled.
- Reduced bone density in the jaw.
- Periodontitis: infections caused by the bacteria in the oral cavity resulting in damage to the tissues supporting the teeth.
- The increasing buildup of plaque and Tartar.
- The increased risk of oral cancer.
- The increased risk of sinusitis.
- Inflammation of the salivary glands.
- The risk of incidence of white patches inside the mouth, called leukoplakia.
- The increased risk of gum disease. The condition is the leading cause of date gear.
- Increasing the risk of a hole in a tooth.
The Dangers Of Tobacco In Non-Suction
In addition to being the basic ingredients of cigarettes, in several countries including Indonesia, tobacco leaves can be chewed or dikulum. Chewing tobacco is generally only produced by small-scale and home-based businesses with no brand, or even made only for personal consumption.
Unfortunately, tobacco non-suction it was more dangerous than smoking. Tobacco contains more than 25 risky chemicals cause cancer of the mouth and throat. Tobacco use being chewed can cause body exposed to nicotine content far more than smoking. In addition, tobacco non-suction can cause irritation and thinning of the lining of the gums, so teeth become more sensitive.
A smoker has a six times higher risk for severe mouth and throat cancer than non-smokers. Research also proves that by quitting smoking, the risk of severe gum disease will decrease drastically. In addition, almost all non-tobacco users who suffered from suction leukoplakia can also recover in less than two months.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is one of the therapy to stop the smoking habit is relatively safe for everyone. Therapy is done with several options:
- Nicotine gum: chewed slowly for 30 minutes on a regular basis.
- Tablet: suction sucked up between the gums and inner cheeks for 30 minutes.
- Sublingual Tablet: tablet left dissolved under the tongue.
- Inhalers: inhaled regularly and appropriate dosage.
- Transdermal: affixed to the surface of the skin is dry and not hairy on the upper body.
- Medication nasal spray.
- Ask the doctor to find out which therapies are more appropriate for you.
Checked myself into a dentist
In addition to brushing teeth, gargling with antibacterial liquid can reduce the risk of disease teeth and gums. Have available a special mouthwash for smokers. Whether you are a smoker or not, remains important to checked myself into a dentist if you experience the following symptoms:
- Bleeding gums when brushed.
- Teeth become more sensitive to hot or cold food.
- Swollen gums, pain, or red.
- Gums that are stretched or away from the teeth.
- In the above-mentioned meeting of the rows of the upper and lower teeth.
- Bad breath which failed to disappear.
- Date of permanent teeth.