If you thought smoking only caused bad breath, here are a few facts that will reinforce why you are making the right choice to kick the habit.

Smoking reduces the blood flow to gums leaving them at risk for
bacterial infection.
Smokers can expect to lose two teeth every 10 years from smoking.
If you start smoking at age 18 and smoke one pack daily you will lose between four and five teeth by the age of 35.
The chemicals in a cigarette slow the healing process of any type of oral treatment or surgery.
Smokers are four times more likely to develop oral cancer than nonsmokers.
Tobacco use in combination with alcohol accelerates the risk of oral cancer. People who smoke and drink are between 15 and 38 times more likely to suffer from oral cancer than those who neither smoke nor drink.
The death rate from oral cancers (including cancers of the tongue, mouth and pharynx) exceeds the death rate from cervical cancer.
New research is showing a link between breathing secondhand smoke and periodontal disease.
Hygienists and dentists can tell a smoker from their oral health.

 Effect of Smoking on Oral health

Bad breath
Discoloured teeth
Increased levels of dental plaque
Gum and bone disease
Shifting teeth
Mouth sores
Smoker's lip (like a burn)
Oral cancers