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How Tobacco Use Ruins Your Dental Health

Posted on 2/17/2015 by Michael Bleyzer, DDS
Woman smoking a cigaretteDid you know that people who use tobacco are simultaneously putting their dental and periodontal health at severe risk? That's because cigarette smoking and direct tobacco use can cause both bone and general oral tissue loss.

At Michael V. Bleyzer, DDS, you'll find all the information you need on how drug use and specifically tobacco use can ruin your grin, as Dr. Bleyzer himself and his trusted dental experts make it their goal to equip you with the perfect smile. That being said, the greatest word of advice they have for tobacco users can be summed up into three words: kick the habit.

Take a look at a few things tobacco use can lead to in your mouth below:
- Tooth loss is prevalent in tobacco users, especially compared with non-tobacco users.
- Smokers have a significantly greater risk of developing severe periodontal disease.
- Smokers who have dental implants frequently develop a condition known as peri-implantitis, which causes severe inflammation in the peri-implant mucosa that surrounds dental implants, leading to greater resorption of peri-implant bone.
- Dental implant recipients who use tobacco have a greater risk of periodontal bleeding, as well as a heightened peri-implant pocket depth and significant evidence of bone resorption near the implant.
- Ultimately, tobacco can lead directly to dental implant failure.

Fortunately, simply stopping smoking and tobacco chewing can cause your periodontal outlook to rebound significantly, making it all the more likely that your smile can be all it was meant to be, too.

If you'd like more information on how tobacco use can ruin your smile or want to check out the many other available dental services Dr. Bleyzer and his crew of dental associates have to offer, give the office a call today at (845) 429-8060 for answers that will leave your mouth shining bright right here in Stony Point, NY!

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Pomona, NY 10970-3038
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