Discover the impact tobacco can have on your oral health with guidance from our Dentist in Hingham MA at Evergrin Dental of Hingham.

Chewing Tobacco
According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), tobacco chewers increase their risk of gum and cheek cancers by 50 times. Tobacco dissolves gums, leading to sensitivity from exposed roots and providing an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, resulting in decay. If you’re using chewing tobacco, it’s time to stop. Consult our experienced oral health team for advice on maintaining a healthy mouth.

Smoking
Smoking one pack a day, as reported by the AGD, can result in the loss of two teeth per decade of life. Smoking elevates the risk of tooth loss, with both cigarettes and cigars damaging oral health. Smoking also causes staining, leading to an unattractive smile.

Oral Cancer
Oral cancer can develop in various areas of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, mouth floor, and gums. Those over 50 and men are at increased risk, but oral cancer is rising, particularly among people under 30, according to the AGD. Schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive oral health examination, including an oral cancer screening, especially if you use tobacco. Our dentist performs quick screenings, checking for irregularities in your mouth, teeth, and cheeks. Early detection significantly improves treatment outcomes.

Quitting Tobacco Use
If you’re a tobacco user, quitting is strongly recommended. Work with our professional dental team and your doctor to overcome tobacco addiction. Regular oral health examinations are essential, especially for tobacco users. Schedule a visit to our office, and let us help you identify any potential issues.

For more tips on maintaining a healthy mouth or to schedule your next visit, please contact Evergrin Dental of Hingham. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health.

Evergrin Dental of Hingham
Phone: (781) 836-5230
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400 Lincoln St Unit 21
Hingham, MA 02043