Smoking and Your Oral Health

Damaging more than your general health

In addition to the impact it has on your general health, smoking also increases your risk of developing periodontal disease, can stain teeth, causes bad breath and impaired taste.

You will also be more vulnerable to infection and smoking reduces your saliva flow and saliva quality, which is essential for maintaining oral health. Smoking also increases the risk of oral cancer, sleep apnoea and snoring.

If you need advice on quitting, the Inform dental team are happy to assist you with cessation counselling and further information.