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Your life is precious, and it is vital to preserve. Tobacco can pose a severe threat to your life and your oral health. In fact, tobacco is known to be an addictive substance that increases the risk of several different types of cancer, including oral cancer. That is why avoiding this habit is essential to protecting yourself and your health.

Our doctor, Dr. Matthew Tuft, cares about your health and is happy to help you achieve positive oral health. Furthermore, our team at Copperstone Dental in Meridian, Idaho, encourages you to rid yourself of tobacco in your life, so you can keep your smile and body healthy for many years to come. Here is a list of facts on tobacco and how it can destroy your smile:

– The use of tobacco is a known risk factor for several oral health conditions including oral and throat cancer. Due to the severity of oral cancer, avoid this substance in all its forms.

-Tobacco use is a known risk factor for stains and discolorations both on your teeth and tongue. Keep your teeth shining brightly by avoiding this habit.

– To help your body recover quickly from oral health care procedures, avoid products that can slow down recovery time, including the use of tobacco.

– Tobacco use is a known risk factor for the rise of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease occurs when your gum tissues become infected.

– Chewing or smoking tobacco are linked to several oral health hindrances including a diminished sense of smell or taste.

Tobacco is known to put your life and the life of those around you at risk to cancer. By eliminating this habit, you can be helping your oral health and the health of those around you. If you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 208•376•5499 to make an appointment.