It’s no secret that smoking and other forms of tobacco are harmful to your body. But how do they affect your teeth and gums in particular?

Tobacco use is one of the major risk factors for developing gum disease. It also increases your chances of developing oral cancer. And, of course, it makes your teeth yellow and your breath smell bad. In other words, tobacco is bad news all around. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more.

If you smoke, it’s especially important that you visit us regularly for an examination and cleaning. Call Kirchner Dental of Jeffersonville, IN at 812-913-6093 (Jeffersonville) 812-884-8304 (New Albany) 502-430-3451 (St. Matthews) or fill out our convenient online form.