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Smoker's gums are more susceptible to infection

The gums of smokers are more susceptible to infection because smoking and tobacco use causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so reducing the flow of blood and nutrients to the gum tissues. This weakens the body's defense mechanisms, making the gums more susceptible to infection.

What you can do

Treatment of gum diseases in smokers can be a difficult task, but not an impossible one, so it is important to take action as early as possible.

Stopping smoking seems to gradually erase the harmful effects of tobacco use on gum health.

If you are concerned in any way about your oral health, make an appointment to see your dentist or hygienist.