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Dental Expert Discusses Smokings Oral Impact on World No Tobacco Day

Author(s): Dental News

Friday 31st of May is ‘World No Tobacco Day’, an annual event organised by the World Health Organisation, which aims to inform the public of the dangers of smoking and using tobacco products. 


Over the past few months, smoking and its dangers, particularly among the younger generations, have become a widely debated topic after the UK government pledged to eradicate smoking as part of a new bill in April.

But while many of us are aware of the impacts of smoking on our health, many may not be aware of how it affects our gums and teeth as well.

Ahead of the awareness day, Dr Smita Mehra, BDS MFGDPRCS and Principal Dentist at The Neem Tree Dental Practice, outlines exactly how smoking and tobacco products can affect your oral health in the short and long term, as well as tips to protect your teeth. 


“When we talk about the impact of smoking on our health, often, the dangers tend to focus on the impact on the lungs, heart, and even skin. Yet what smokers and vapers often fail to recognise, is that the associated risks of such habits start in their mouths.

“Tobacco products –  no matter how they are ingested – can have a variety of detrimental and irreversible effects on oral health:”

1. Impact your teeth and gums

First and foremost, tobacco products containing nicotine, like cigarettes and vapes, can have a detrimental effect on your.... [READ MORE]

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