Cigarettes and Dental

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Various posts and articles that review about cigarettes and the dangers. But here I especially want to review the effects of smoking on oral health and dental. I think it will be helpful for smokers and I always ask for advice of this posting to be more perfect.

Why smoking is closely associated with oral health? obviously can easily be answered, because the cigarette is inhaled through the mouth (I think there is no other place to smoke cigarettes). By easy we can see a smoker's lips look darker than the lip of a non-smoker, why?

Now let us follow the trail of cigarette smoke why so many organs of the body affected. When we inhale cigarette smoke that comes out of a cigarette into the oral cavity, a few seconds smoke cigarettes with millions of substances are chemicals in the oral cavity and affects the tissues and organs that have in the oral cavity including the teeth itself. Hot smoke that blow continuously into the oral cavity is a heat stimulus that causes changes in blood flow and reduce expenses saliva. As a result the oral cavity becomes dry and more an-aerobic (oxygen-free atmosphere), thus providing a suitable environment for the growth of an-aerobic bacteria in plaque. By itself smokers at greater risk of disease-causing bacteria infected tooth supporting tissues than those who smoked.

Smokers also tend to gum a thickened layer of horn. This thickened area that looks more rugged than the surrounding tissue and reduced the elastic. Narrowing of blood vessels caused by nicotine resulted in reduced blood flow in the gums thus increasing the likelihood of gum disease.

Tar in cigarette smoke also increases the chances 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 tooth root so that the surface became rough and facilitate attachment of plaque. From the difference in research that has been carried out plaque and tartar more formed in the oral cavity of smokers compared to nonsmokers. The disease is severe tooth supporting tissues, bone destruction and tooth loss dental advocate more common in smokers than nonsmokers. In the treatment of dental tissue disease patients require greater care and more. Whereas in patients with non-smokers and at the same state enough just to do standard maintenance such as cleaning of plaque and tartar.

The severity of disease arising from moderate to advanced level are directly related to the number of cigarettes smoked each day how long or how many years a person become smokers and smoking status itself, if still smoking up to now or had stopped.
Nicotine plays a role in starting the tooth supporting tissue disease because nicotine can be absorbed by the oral soft tissues including the gums through the bloodstream and the attachment of gum to the tooth surface and roots. Nicotine can be found on the surface of the tooth root and the metabolites which can be found in gums liquid.

Some treatments are highly recommended in patients to stop smoking for a while, during the treatment process. As in the implants patients.

It can be concluded losses incurred due to smoking habits on oral health:

  1. Change the color of teeth, gums and lips.
  2. Caries on the teeth will be more quickly formed.
  3. The possibility of oral cancer in very large networks.
  4. Clear breath smelled of cigarettes.
  5. Changing the network in the mouth that cause various negative impacts on oral health itself as a trigger of caries.


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