On this blog I’ve posted and re-posted on the issue of how smoking can affect a person’s oral health. It would be very surprising to me if you did not know that a variety of studies show that smokers face more oral health challenges than non-smokers.
However, I’d like to post again today about how there evidence continuing to emerge that non-smokers, too, can have their oral health affected by smoking. Of course, I’m writing again about second-hand smoke.
Science Daily previously reported that a study showing non-smokers experiencing periodontitis because of second-hand smoke was presented at the International Association for Dental Research’s 93rd General Session. The analysis was taken from the study of 3,255 lifetime non-smokers and was funded by the National Institutes of Health – National institute of Dental and Craniofacila Research.
To review a few salient points from my March 19, 2015, blog entry, smokers are up to six times more prone to gum disease and that ultimately poses the threat of multiple tooth loss.
So, I’m sure you’ve heard it before and will again, but here goes … STOP SMOKING … and avoid second-hand smoke!