Posted on Dec 17, 2019
It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco in any capacity can be harmful to overall health. Smoking causes problems in the throat and lungs but can also damage teeth and the soft tissues of the mouth.
Smoking constricts blood vessels in the bone, ligaments, and gum tissues. It also contributes to gum disease and periodontitis. Below are a few ways that smoking can damage teeth and braces:
Smoking can make you more prone to dental plaque, which reduces the mouth’s ability to fight tartar buildup and tooth decay. Here at Lockett Orthodontics, we recommend quitting your smoking habit before receiving orthodontic treatment. This way you can enjoy your new straight and healthy smile.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920