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  • Smoking can impact your oral health.
  • People who smoke are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer, gum problems, losing teeth, decay on the roots of teeth, and complications after tooth removal and gum and oral surgery.
  • If you smoke tobacco or vape, it is important to look after your oral health to prevent dental problems and gum disease.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. They can give advice about how to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and do regular oral health and oral cancer checks.
  • Speak to your doctor or dentist about quitting smoking.

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Reviewed on: 23-04-2021