THE IMPORTANCE OF SMOKING IN TERMS OF ORAL HEALTH

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SMOKING IN TERMS OF ORAL HEALTH

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Smoking and tobacco products usage is quite harmful to the mouth. We can list these damages as follows:

Tar residue or dark-brown stains accumulates over the teeth.

Red colored inflammation is observed in the palate

Tendency to gum disease

Bad mouth odor

Black hairy tongue image

Tissue disorders in the mouth (oral lesions)

Gingival extraction

Oral cancers

One of the biggest damages of tobacco is oral cancer. In general, 75% of oral cancers are found to be smoking and alcohol habits. If a person stops smoking, the risk of oral cancer is immediately and significantly reduced. The risk of oral cancer after 10 years of cessation is equivalent to that of a non-smoker.

Detection of oral cancer

Painless, unusual swelling in the mouth and neck, lump and swelling

Red and white areas in the mouth

Repeated bleeds from mouth or throat

Chewing – swallowing difficulty

HIGH RISK GROUPS

Smoking and tobacco usage

Excessive alcohol consumption

Continuous exposure to sunlight

Lip biting, cheek chewing habit

Badly made dentures

Some early signs:

Pain that does not heal in the face, neck and mouth within 2 weeks, lethargic areas

Swelling, lumps or bubbles in the lips, gums or other areas of the mouth

Formation of white, red or dark areas

Repeated bleeds in the mouth

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