Smoking may protect the bugs in your mouth

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Smoking may protect the unwelcome bacteria in your mouth.

In 2016 most of us are well aware of the health impact of smoking whether actively or passively. Researchers at the University of Louisville in the USA have discovered that smoking promotes a biofilm that can protect the pathogens in your mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

The full article can be read here

Smoking protects bacteria

At Keppel Advanced Dentistry in Sutton, Surrey we encourage all smokers to quit. If you are having difficulty quitting do come in for a chat. Our hygiene team understands the benefit from maintaining a good dental health regime, so if you are in any doubt we can help.

Best wishes

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