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1Apr, 2016

Smoking: A Danger To Healthy Gums

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You’ve probably seen the warning on cigarette packages: “Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.” What smoking-related diseases come to mind? Lung cancer, probably. Emphysema, maybe. But did you know that half of periodontal (gum) disease in smokers is caused by smoking? Chronic (long-term) gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth. “Studies have found that tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease,” says David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H. Dr. Albert is an associate professor at […]