Cigarette smoking was popularized in the U.S. in the early 20 th century. It remained en vogue until its adverse health effects were widely acknowledged. Some of the most recognized consequences of smoking are lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension. Lesser known is the damage smoking does to the mouth. As your dentist in Naples will attest, smoking-related dental problems may require periodontal treatment to alleviate.
This video provides a basic overview of common oral health problems that result from smoking. Though some of the problems may seem benign—teeth staining, for example—others, such as mouth cancer, are quite serious. If you have concerns about your oral health or risk of periodontal disease, make an appointment for a dental checkup.