The risk of tooth loss in male smokers 3.6 times higher than that of people from passions to bad habits. Among women smokers, the risk increased 2.5 times. These were installed as part of the study involving 23 thousand people.
For people who decide to quit Smoking, there is good news: after a few years the risk of tooth loss they are approaching normal. The problems of the oral cavity not only hit the pocket when going to the dentist, but also significantly reduce the quality of life.
The main causes of tooth loss, tooth decay and periodontitis. Tobacco smoke causes inflammation of the mouth, which increases the risk of these two States. Some influence is "the plaque smoker".