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Your Oral Health and Tobacco | Dentist San Juan Capistrano

Why Smoking or Chewing Tobacco is Not Worth it?

Simply telling your child cigarettes are not healthy is not enough anymore these days. Tobacco has found many alternative ways to today's youth through different ways like chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and more. Some might say tobacco has many forms that are not harmful for your oral hygiene; however, all tobacco products contain the drug nicotine which can affect your overall health permanently.

Many teenagers believe that smoking electronic cigarettes is a safe alternative to normal cigarettes. Even though it does not cause as much damage on the user’s lungs, the chemicals and nicotine will cause permanent damage to a person’s body. Through many studies, scientists have found that smokeless tobacco are more addicting and harder to quit from than conventional cigarettes.

Tobacco in all of its forms contains toxins and nicotine which will cause harm to your oral hygiene and body. Tobacco has a variety of both short and long-term effects on the user’s dental and general health. Some of these effects are:

  • Incline in the amount of cavities and tooth decay
  • Loose teeth or in more severe cases, lost teeth
  • Dark stains on their teeth
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Neurological and cardiovascular issues
  • Many types of Cancers

The leading cause of a preventable disease deaths in America is by smoking tobacco and over 3,000 young adults start smoking cigarettes each day. Protect your child’s life by informing them of all the harmful dangers caused by using tobacco.


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