A lot of people question whether different types of tobacco are safer than others. When it comes to your oral health, it is best to avoid tobacco at all costs. However, if you simply cannot go without tobacco in any form, the best bet may be using a vaping device.
Smoking and chewing tobacco are not good for your mouth, period. Vaping has been shown recently to do a bit less damage, but that still does not make the devices entirely safe.
What Tobacco Does to Your Mouth
Tobacco does a lot of harm when you smoke it or when you chew it. Smoking it exposes your lungs to a lot of the damage as well, plus your lips are exposed to getting burned with each cigarette or cigar. When you chew tobacco, your gums and teeth are directly exposed to the effects of the tobacco.
You can suffer from dry mouth, increased chances of gum disease, higher chances of suffering from tooth loss, more oral infections, and a higher chance of developing oral cancer, just to name a few.
By stopping smoking now, you decrease the effects of tobacco on all of the tissues within your mouth. It is never too late to give your mouth the break it needs. It just means putting the tobacco away for good.
If you want help quitting using tobacco, come in and see us. We can help you kick the habit, and help you get your oral health back to good. Tobacco does a lot of damage in a very short period of time. It is never too late to give up tobacco.
Even if you have been using it for years, your body will still benefit from putting it down. Come in and see us, and let us help you give up that bad habit, once and for all.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (281) 940-6960 today.