There are various effects that smoking can have on teeth.
A few of which are:
- Staining your teeth
- The staining of your teeth is heightened with smoking. Smoking increases the chances of yellow tinting and in most severe cases in heavy smokers, brown teeth.
- Bad Breath
- Gum Disease
- Smoking can produce bad oral bacteria that can contribute towards gum disease. Due to smoking effecting oxygen throughout the bloodstream, this can result with infected gums not healing correctly.
- Increase in Plaque
- Smoking can increase the build up of dental plaque, which also contributes towards increases the chances of Gum Disease noted above.