Cigarettes are harmful for your health. But did you know they can harm your teeth as well?
Before lung cancer or other cardio-pulmonary diseases, every single cigarette you smoke has a harmful effect on your teeth. Although you might say that compared to the likes of lung cancer, the effects of smoking on your teeth are less harmful. Fact is, smoking, which is tantamount to tobacco usage, is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer.
But what’s a life without a beautiful smile to beam every once in a while?
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), smokers are prone to tooth decay 4 times faster than an average non-smoking person. Smoking inhibits your mouth’s instinctive ability to fight bacteria, leading to plaque. If left untreated, it can cause elevated levels of tooth decay and worse.
Find it hard to stop? Here are 5 easy sure-fire tips to quit smoking!
- NRT or Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
- Avoid habits which trigger smoking like Drinking or even Passive Smoking.
- Engage more into daily exercise to help you move on from cigarettes.
- Keep a journal for every time you’ve wanted to grab a smoke and chose against it.
- Change your diet by eating healthy and avoiding all forms of junk or street food.