Tobacco and mouth health – Mucous membranes
Several thousand harmful substances are found in tobacco. Fifty of these are or are suspected of being carcinogenic. The amount of chemicals causes smoking to damage most body bodies, including the teeth and the soft tissue in the mouth. below read more Mucous membranes
Disintegration and bad breath
The effect of smoking in the mouth is easy to see. For the mild hearing damaged discolored teeth, whitish changes in the gums, mucous membranes and melanin pigmentation in the mucous membranes. Smoking also gives a bad breath – something the smoke itself feels rarely, but almost always the surroundings. A smoker also has more problems than a non-smoker to experience tastes and smells.
The most serious injury is cancer in the mouth. There is a clear correlation between cancer risk and the number of cigarettes, the number of years as smokers and the age of smokers. The risk of cancer in the mouth is particularly great if smoking is combined with high alcohol consumption.
Those who smoke run three to five times greater risk than those who do not smoke to suffer from periodontal dental disease. Despite increased risk, smokers have less inflammation in the gums. The toothpaste does not bleed so easily, even when smokers have as much plaque as non-smoker. This is because nicotine has a contracting effect on blood vessels. A smoker can thus have periodontitis without notice.
There are 2,500 different chemical substances in the snuff. When sniffing, clear marks appear in the mouth with exposed teeth and discolored teeth. Snus also has tedious effects on the esophagus, in the form of pruritic itching where the prill is laid. The changes may have a color similar to the surrounding tissue, or be somewhere between white and brown. In most cases, they disappear when they stop snoring.
Stomatitis means inflammation of the esophagus and is not uncommon for snusers. There are snuff contents of lye that will cause rusty mucosa. In spite of snus, nitrosamines, which are classified as carcinogens, are considered to be small in the case of snus used in Sweden and the other Nordic countries. But that does not mean there is no risk! In addition, the risk of cardiovascular changes is high and the risk of developing diabetes is higher for snusers than non-snusers.