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Smoking

Smoking has many affects on oral health. Increased plaque, tartar and staining can occur. Furring of the tongue increases bad breath. Blood flow to the gums reduces. This is an indicator of the same affect on the heart tissue. Gums may recede and tooth movement may occur, eventually leaving to tooth loss. 'White Patches" can develop which may be at risk of becoming cancerous. 

For all these reasons, we strongly recommend that all our patients stop, or better again never start, smoking.

Errigal Dental, Forte Lynne House, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Tel: +353 (0) 74 9176500