Mar Vista Dentist question "Will switching from cigars to cigarettes improve my oral health?"

Q: I smoke cigars, and I have a lot of dental problems. If I switch to cigarettes, will that help improve my dental health?

A: Cigarettes and cigars are both very damaging – not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Cigar and cigarette smokers are at risk for gum disease, mouth and throat cancer and many other diseases.

According to the American Dental Association, tobacco use could be responsible for as much as 75% of adult gum disease. Tobacco damages the attachment of soft tissue and bone to your teeth. Cigarettes and cigars also cause bad breath and stains on your tongue and teeth.

If you want to improve your oral health, stop smoking today! Cigars and cigarettes are bad for you and bad for those around you who are unlucky enough to inhale.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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