Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk of Tooth Decay

We all know that smoking is bad for our health. It’s especially damaging to the health and appearance of your teeth. It causes inflammation of the oral membrane, damage to the salivary glands, and a decrease in vitamin C levels. And secondhand smoke has been known to be especially damaging to the health of people around smokers. Now, there are even more side effects risks to children exposed to secondhand smoke.


A paper published last month concludes that exposure to secondhand smoke at four months of age increases the risk of tooth decay at three years of age.


This is just another friendly reminder that smoking negatively affects not only your health, but it could negatively affect your kids’ overall and dental health. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us. Here at Desoto Family Dental Care, we are always happy to help our patients.