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Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile

(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.

The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:

  • Staining of the teeth and tongue.

  • Decreasing sensitivity to taste and smell.

  • Declining ability to heal after any oral surgery or procedure.

  • Increasing risk of tooth loss and gum disease.

  • Increasing risk of oral cancer.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 5/17/2013
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