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Posts From October, 2015

Tobacco Cessation

By Craig Smith
October 26, 2015

You probably already know that smoking affects your oral health. Over half the cases of adult periodontitis, a form of gum disease, are found in smokers. Smokers have a higher risk of developing oral cancer than nonsmokers. Heavy smoking and alcohol use together put you at even greater risk of developing oral cancer. Luckily, there ... read more

Dangers of Oral Piercing

By Craig Smith
October 12, 2015

As your dentist, I wanted to take a moment to let you know some of the common risks of oral piercing: Excessive drooling and difficulty speaking. Mouth jewelry can cause excessive saliva production and can affect your ability to pronounce words clearly. Bad breath. Bacteria breeding around your piercing can cause bad breath. Damage to ... read more

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