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The mouth of a smoker

The mouth of a smoker

Smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease.

Despite the daily disturbance of brushing and flossing, the mouth of a healthy person contains a stable ecosystem of healthy bacteria. New research shows that the mouth of a smoker is a much more chaotic, diverse ecosystem and is much more susceptible to invasion by harmful bacteria.

 

The cigarette also influences the appearance of cavities only in these cases smokers often have cavities in the tooth root, this is because when smoking the amount of saliva produced in the oral cavity is reduced, thereby increasing the risk of getting cavities, more apart nicotine promotes tooth decay. And more impressive than it sounds simple cigarette smoke affects the baby teeth of children because often these young are exposed to cigarette smoke and are likely to have cavities in their teeth.

More often increase the chances of developing gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss in smokers. Smoking reduces blood flow and the supply of vital nutrients to the gums and also causes the accumulation of bacteria in plaque that hardens and causes the gums to become inflamed.

Sores, irritations and oral lesions are another consequence that can be derived from the consumption of snuff and may become very painful, any mouth sore that persists for more than a week should be discussed with a specialist because it can be a symptom presence of carcinoma (A carcinoma is a form of cancer originating in glandular cells and malignant)

If you are a smoker next time think twice before take a cigarette!

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