Study: Nicotine May Play a Role in Developing Cavities
There have long been connections between smoking and the use of other tobacco products with the progression of gum disease, but now new studies are linking nicotine with cavity development. A study conducted in Sweden looked at two groups of teens: one group never smoked; the other group used tobacco products. The results were clear: The group that used products with nicotine had a higher incidence of cavities. A study conducted in a female correctional institute showed similar results.
When your Charlotte dentist recommends quitting smoking to protect your oral health, it’s clear that there is plenty of scientific evidence to back up the idea.