JULY Newsletter 2016
How smoking harms your smile:
Beyond yellow teeth
You probably know that smoking can stain your teeth, and increase your risk for diseases such as cancer. According to a new study, it can also increase the number of harmful bacteria living in your mouth. Researchers at University of Louisville School of Dentistry noted that despite extensive study of tobacco’s impact on the immune system, there has been little investigation of its direct effect on disease-causing bacteria. That is exactly what they set out to answer.

The study found greater growth of certain types of bacteria in smokers. The most notable were:
  • Klebsiella pneumonia – These bacteria can cause pneumonia and other infections.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Infections of the blood, lungs, skin, or other areas are possible. Rare strains of pseudomonas aeruginosa are multi-drug resistant, making them especially dangerous.
  • Staphylococcus aureus – This causes skin infections commonly known as staph infections.
  • Streptococcus mutans – These oral bacteria are the cause of dental caries, more commonly known as decay.
Smoking has a negative impact on oral health, which has traditionally been attributed to a decline in immunity. This study indicates the damaging effects may be two-fold, decreasing your immunity while increasing the number of harmful bacteria that your immune system must fight.
North Hollywood area dentist offers dentures
Dealing with tooth loss is stressful, and we understand the difficulties that come with choosing an appropriate replacement solution. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the team of A-Dental Center work with men and women to assist them in selecting the best possible options for their smiles. There are three solutions – dentures, bridges, and dental implants. All of these options are readily available in our practice and each should be considered. Patients seeking removable, temporary, or affordable solutions which may be covered in part or in full by dental insurance should strongly consider the benefits of dentures.
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