Tobacco use can lead to a wide range of problems, including many that are life-threatening and which have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Some of the problems caused by tobacco usage include:
Fortunately, while smoking and chewing tobacco is one of the leading causes of death, it is also one of the most preventable problems that you can encounter.
Our dentist and team recommend that you encourage children and teenagers to avoid using any kind of tobacco products, including “smokeless” tobacco. While many people consider smokeless tobacco products to be safer, they are in fact more addictive and dangerous than regular tobacco products and deliver a greater concentration of harmful agents into the body.
There are a few different ways in which you can help your child or teen avoid using tobacco products. These include:
To learn more about tobacco usage and oral health, contact our office today and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.