What Happens to Your Mouth When You Smoke?
One of the side effects of smoking is that you are more likely to get gum disease, and your gum disease will worsen more rapidly.
1. Gums Bleeding
Your gums may swell and bleed, particularly when you brush.
2. Bone Changes
The bone holding the teeth in place can start to slowly shrink away, especially if you continue to smoke for a number of years.
3. Tooth Loss
This bone loss continues to progress, and after many years some smokers may lose their teeth.
4. Early Treatment
It's best to treat gum disease early, ideally before you do any permanent damage.