Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health, including your oral health. It’s true that quitting smoking can be a daunting task, but there are steps you can take to start you on the path to a smoke-free lifestyle.
Smoking weakens your body's immune system, making it harder to fight off a gum infection. Once you have gum damage, smoking also makes it harder for your gums to heal. Tobacco in any form increases your risk of gum disease.
This page is for informational purposes only. This clinic does not endorse or recommend any one approach to quitting smoking. Please consult your healthcare provider before starting any prescription or other medicinal means of quitting smoking.
The CDC provides many resources to help you quit smoking.