Oct 31, 2016

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Unless you have long-term ambitions to celebrate Halloween every day of the year, courtesy of a Jack O’Lantern-like smile, it’s high time you heavy smokers considered kicking the habit. Smoking wreaks havoc on your smile and is horrendous for your overall oral health.

Sure, since 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General has been admonishing the American public on the dangers of smoking. But for many, the stats just didn’t prove scary enough. Maybe it’s because much of the damage caused by smoking is internal and, therefore, not seen. Out of sight, out of mind? Maybe for a hot minute, but given enough time, the effects of smoking will start to visibly leave their marks, in this case, most noticeably on your smile.

Why is smoking such an unhealthy habit for your teeth, specifically?