Tobacco and your oral health are mortal enemies. It doesn’t matter whether you smoke cigarettes, “dip” or use some other form of smokeless tobacco, it’s just plain bad for your health. Your oral health and overall health are closely linked, so if tobacco use can cause all sorts of overall health issues, you better believe your oral health is in trouble as well. There are many benefits to kicking the smoking or tobacco habit, and it all starts with your oral health.
At our office in Topeka, KS, we want you to have the best oral health possible, and part of maintaining a healthy mouth is by practicing great dental hygiene habits and staying away from those that might pose a significant threat. Tobacco is one of those threats and if use continues, it can leave your oral health in bad shape. You don’t want to deal with any oral issues relating to smoking, so it’s best you start thinking about quitting. Dr. Michel is the Topeka and Silver Lake dentist that residents can trust.