International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part E
Tobacco and its adverse effects on the oral cavity
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ankita Agarwal
ABSTRACT:The use of tobacco can be taken orally/ through the nose without burning the product and can be smoked. There is a prevalence use of tobacco products in many countries in the world. Young people as well as grown-ups are commonly using tobacco products since it is easy to use without being noticed. Tobacco is proven to contain more than 28 chemical carcinogens. Tobacco is addictive due to the presence of nicotine and when someone starts using, it becomes hard to stop the habit. When taken orally it has adverse effects on the oral cavity like, loss of alveolar bone, oral cancer reduces the periodontal tissue immune defense and increased bacteria strains. Those who take tobacco have deleterious effects associated with periodontal lesions such as a rise in gingival recession as well as attachment loss. Tobacco consumption increases the susceptibility of caries in the teeth because of the high sugar content.
Pages: 318-320 | 271 Views 12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ankita Agarwal. Tobacco and its adverse effects on the oral cavity. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):318-320.