Why smoking is closely associated with healthy teeth and mouth? Certainly be easy to answer, because the tobacco is inhaled through the mouth. As we can easily see a smoker’s lips look darker than the lip of a non-smoker.
How Cigarettes can effect to Dental Problems
In general, there are 2 types, cigarettes with filter and without filter (better known as clove cigarettes). Unfiltered cigarettes tend to more quickly change the color of the teeth on a cigarette with a filter.
Now let us follow the trail of cigarette smoke why so many organs “of the body injured. When we inhale the cigarette smoke out of a cigarette into the oral cavity, a few seconds with millions of cigarette smoke substances” are chemicals in the oral cavity and affects the tissues and organs that have in the oral cavity including the teeth themselves. Hot smoke continually blowing into the mouth cavity is heat stimuli that cause changes in blood flow and reduce expenses saliva. As a result, a dry mouth and more an-aerobic (oxygen-free atmosphere) thus providing a suitable environment for the growth of an-aerobic bacteria in plaque. Naturally, the greater risk smokers infected with the bacteria that causes tooth supporting tissue disease than those who smoked.
Gums a smoker are also likely to have thickening layer of horn. Thickened areas experiencing this looks more rough than the surrounding tissue and reduced its elasticity. Narrowing of blood vessels caused by nicotine result in reduced blood flow in the gums thus increasing the likelihood of gum disease.
Tar and Gingivitis
Tar in cigarette smoke also increases the possibility of gingivitis, gum disease is most often caused by bacterial plaque and other factors which may cause the accumulation of plaque around the gums. Tar can be deposited on the surface of the tooth and root surfaces of teeth so that it becomes rude and facilitates the attachment of plaque. Of differences research has been done plaque and tartar more of the oral cavity formed in smokers than nonsmokers. Supporting tissue disease severe tooth, bone damage and the date backers gear teeth is more common in smokers than nonsmokers. In the treatment of dental network smoker patients require greater care and more. Whereas in patients with non-smokers and at the same situation quite simply made the standard treatment such as cleaning of plaque and tartar.
Nicotine triggers dental disease
Severity of illness arising from moderate to advanced level directly related to the number of cigarettes smoked each day how long or how many years a person becomes a smoker and smoking status itself, is still smoking up to now or had stopped.
Nicotine plays a role in starting a support network of dental disease because nicotine can be absorbed by soft tissues oral cavity including the gum through the bloodstream, and attachment of the gum in the tooth and root surfaces. Nicotine can be found on the root surfaces of teeth and the results of kontinin metabolites can be found on the gum liquid.
Some treatments are highly recommended in smoker patients to stop smoke for a while, during the treatment process, as patients during the implant installation process.
Can be concluded losses resulting from cigarette smoking on the mouth and dental health:
- Change the color of teeth, gum and lips.
- Dental caries in the faster formed.
- The possibility of cancer in the mouth very large networks.
- Clear breath smelled of cigarettes.
- Changing the network “in the mouth that causes various negative impacts on oral health as a trigger of caries formed itself.