Tobacco and Your Oral Health

It’s no secret that tobacco in any form is dangerous for one’s health. For those who do choose to use tobacco, a general dentistry provider may recommend more frequent oral cancer screenings. During your appointment at the dental office, your dentist will look for abnormal lesions or sores, areas of discoloration, and thick, whitish patches on the tongue or cheeks. This last symptom is an indicator of leukoplakia.

You can learn more about leukoplakia and oral cancer by watching this video. This dentist discusses some of the other possible signs of oral cancer and explains the other health consequences of tobacco use, including gum disease, tooth discoloration, and bad breath.

For exceptional general dentistry services in Bloomingdale, IL, including oral cancer screenings, you can turn to the experienced team at MyDentist. Call (630) 894-5992 to make an appointment with a general dentistry provider at Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive or Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road.

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