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New Jersey Dentist agrees smoking can lead to tooth and bone loss.


Everyone knows smoking causes cancer, high blood pressure, heart attacks and heart disease. Smoking also causes oral health issues as well. People who smoke increase the risk of developing oral cancer, gum disease (which leads to tooth loss and loss of jaw bone). Dr. Sherzoy of Bergen County has been educating his about the harm they are causing to their mouth by smoking for nearly 20 years. Patients from all over Bergen County have trusted Dr. Sherzoy to restore their smile from the damages smoking has caused.

There are so many different risks’ that come with smoking, these are just a few.

• Bad breath
• Tooth discoloration
• Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth
• Increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth
• Increased loss of bone within the jaw
• Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth
• Increased risk of developing gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss
• Delayed healing process following tooth extraction, periodontal treatment, or oral surgery
• Lower success rate of dental implant procedures
• Increased risk of developing oral cancer

Dr. Sherzoy agrees, “If you are having any signs of gum disease or any abnormalities you should see you dentist to be screened for oral cancer.” Oral cancer, which includes cancers on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat, can be life threatening if not diagnose and treated early. The overall 1 year survival rate for patients with all stages of oral cancer is 81%, making it a risk factor.

Even if you don’t smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes; smokeless
tobacco is just as harmful. Smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and chewing tobacco have at least 28 chemicals (same as cigarettes, pipes, etc.) that have been shown to increase the risk of oral, throat and esophagus cancer. Smokeless tobacco can irritate your gums, causing it to recede or pull away from your teeth. This can cause your teeth roots to become exposed, this can make it very uncomfortable to eat and drink due to the sensitivity.

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association showed that chewing tobacco users were four times more likely than nonusers to develop tooth decay. Due to the sugars, sand and grit they use in Smokeless tobacco.

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About Dr. Sultan Sherzoy

For over 16 years, Dr. Sherzoy has been providing the Bogota New Jersey community with excellent dental care. Dr. Sherzoy specialized in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease, advanced prosthodontics and full mouth rehabilitation and root canal therapy.

Dr. Sherzoy is an active member of the ADA (American Dental Association), AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologist) and AOI (Academy of Osseo Intergration). He is also a fellow of ICOI, finally a regular attendee of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics.


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