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Bergen County Dentist Explains The Major Damages Smoking Does Orally


Not many people think about the way smoking can affect your teeth. Everyone’s main focus is that smoking cause’s just cancer, high blood pressure, heart attacks and heart disease. Smoking affects a lot more than just the body but smoking has a large effect on one’s oral health. People who smoke increase the risk of developing oral cancer, gum disease (which leads to tooth loss and loss of jaw bone). Smoking also causes, bad breath, tooth discoloration, Inflammation of the salivary gland which opens the roof of the mouth, increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth and many more complications. The American Heart Association has stated that about 23 percent of adults smoke and about 30 percent of adolescents smoke in just the US, this is said to be the highest it’s ever been. Dr. Sherzoy of Bergen County, NJ has been educating his patients 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.

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). Those 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 the root of your teeth 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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