How Does Smoking Tobacco or Marijuana Affect My Oral Health?
We all know that smoking is not great for our health. Tobacco use remains one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Although there is no empirical evidence linking marijuana use to increased mortality, it still causes health problems. Most of these health issues come from smoking marijuana, not secondhand exposure or consuming it. The main health concerns from smoking both tobacco and marijuana include increased risk of cancer, lung damage, and oral health diseases.
Oral health issues that arise in smokers include oral cancer, periodontitis (gum disease), and cavities. Investigators have found a strong association between regular marijuana use with the increased prevalence of gum and ...