Just when you thought the list of ways smoking affects your health couldn’t get any longer, we can add your oral health to the list.
Bad breath is by far the most noticeable, especially if you have a special someone in your life. Besides the intake of smoke, bad breath is also caused by the fact smoking dries out your mouth, which is a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
Smoking can also cause a condition referred to as “white gums.” Many long-term smokers notice their gums turning white or an off-pink color. Smoking can also restrict blood flow, which can possibly lead to gum recession or bone detachment.
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