22 doctors weighed in:
Can women who smoke have worse oral health problems?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoking is a deterrent to healing.
Also at greater risk for oral cancer. Best to quit. (think of the money you will save).Good Luck.

In brief: Yes
Smoking is a deterrent to healing.
Also at greater risk for oral cancer. Best to quit. (think of the money you will save).Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: YES!!!
Smoking causes staining but more problematic it causes dry mouth which will make decay progress faster, especially along the root surfaces.
It also impedes healing and your immune system which will allow oral bacteria to be more damaging to the gums and bones leading to periodontal disease and recession. Please consider stopping for your health and wallet.

In brief: YES!!!
Smoking causes staining but more problematic it causes dry mouth which will make decay progress faster, especially along the root surfaces.
It also impedes healing and your immune system which will allow oral bacteria to be more damaging to the gums and bones leading to periodontal disease and recession. Please consider stopping for your health and wallet.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoking will diminish your body's ability to fight infections and may worsen periodontal disease .
It will hamper wound healing after extractions or gum surgery.

In brief: Yes
Smoking will diminish your body's ability to fight infections and may worsen periodontal disease .
It will hamper wound healing after extractions or gum surgery.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Of course
It should be no surprise that all forms of tobacco are harmful to your health, regardless the gender or age.
Personal counseling with your doctor may help you quit smoking.

In brief: Of course
It should be no surprise that all forms of tobacco are harmful to your health, regardless the gender or age.
Personal counseling with your doctor may help you quit smoking.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anyone who smokes
Not just women. Smoking causes a number if health issues, periodontal problems being just one of them.

In brief: Anyone who smokes
Not just women. Smoking causes a number if health issues, periodontal problems being just one of them.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Anyone who smokes will have worse oral health problems then a non-smoker. Besides the increased risk for cancer, other problems include: stained teeth, deceased salivary flow, altered taste, increased periodontal disease, increased tooth decay and bad breath.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but it is well worth the effort. Good luck.

In brief: Yes
Anyone who smokes will have worse oral health problems then a non-smoker. Besides the increased risk for cancer, other problems include: stained teeth, deceased salivary flow, altered taste, increased periodontal disease, increased tooth decay and bad breath.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but it is well worth the effort. Good luck.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
In brief: SMOKING
Smoking decolorized the teeth aside from affecting the growth of the baby during pregnancy and other complications.

In brief: SMOKING
Smoking decolorized the teeth aside from affecting the growth of the baby during pregnancy and other complications.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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