The very word "cancer" is frightening and causes many to wish to close their eyes for fear of what they might see. But, the truth is, that cancer is at its most dangerous when left undetected. There are cancers that can affect nearly every part of the body, and many of them are tested for regularly or have signs that are virtually unmistakable. Oral cancer, however, often goes unnoticed for long periods of time since its symptoms are less obvious.
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Over 20 million people have died of smoking since 1964, when the first U.S. Surgeon General report on the detrimental effects of smoking on overall health was issued. And most today understand the risks of lung cancer and of early death that smoking tobacco products entails. Yet, many are still unaware of the effects smoking can have on your oral health. But the consequences of poor oral health due to smoking aren’t just cosmetic as some can be quite severe.
If you have or believe you may have some form or stage of periodontal disease, but worry about the costs of treatment, the truth is that leaving periodontal disease untreated will ultimately cost you more. Half of all Americans age 30 and above, according to a recent CDC study, suffer from periodontitis (advanced gum disease). In adults ages 65 and up, a staggering 70% have periodontitis. Of course, this includes all stages of periodontitis mild, moderate, and severe.
There are many negative effects that can follow from tooth loss, including difficulty chewing and speaking, digestive problems, teeth drifting out of place or becoming misaligned, and the loss of confidence in your smile. But one of the most detrimental effects of tooth loss, and one that is often overlooked by many, is the deterioration of the bone tissue that once supported the now-missing teeth.