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I’m a doctor and these horrible pictures show exactly what happens to your teeth when you smoke

WE all know that smoking is bad for our overall health and especially our lungs.

However, one expert has revealed the damage smoking cigarettes can do to your teeth.

dr Maryam Hadian showed how smoking can cause tooth discoloration

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dr Maryam Hadian showed how smoking can cause tooth discolorationPhoto credit: TikTok @lechicdentist
The teeth were black from decay and discoloration

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The teeth were black from decay and discolorationPhoto credit: TikTok @lechicdentist

dr Showing the inside of a patient’s mouth, Maryam Hadian said, “This is what ‘smoker’s teeth’ look like.”

The video posted on TikTok shows dark brown patches on each tooth, with the back of the front bottom two being almost completely covered.

Several teeth are blackened by caries.

And there seems to be a small growth under the tongue that Dr. Hadian, who works at Le Chic Dentist in Los Angeles.

She scrubbed the teeth with a special tool, revealing a final product of visibly cleaner – but not white – Teeth.

Many comments on the video, which has amassed half a million likes, claim that smoking doesn’t cause discoloration – not brushing your teeth does.

But that is well known nicotine and tar in tobacco can yellow teeth in a very short time, and heavy smokers may see their teeth turn brown or gray after years of smoking.

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day can prevent discoloration. But it’s unlikely that anyone brushes their teeth every time they have a cigarette.

It is not only the teeth are endangeredsince smoking can lead to gum disease.

According to the CDC, smokers are twice as at risk as non-smokers.

People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque, which causes the infection, says Dental Health.

She adds: “The gums are affected because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums don’t heal.

“Smoking causes people to have more plaque and gum disease to get worse faster than non-smokers.”

QUIT THE HABIT

Gum disease itself can have consequences as it is the main cause of tooth loss and is linked to heart disease.

Smokers are also prone to bad breath and lose their sense of smell and taste.

Seriously, smoking is one of the leading causes of throat/mouth cancer.

That’s before we list the various other cancers and diseases it can cause, from stroke to lung cancer.

96,000 people die each year in the UK from smoking-related diseases.

But breaking the habit can feel impossible.

It is not; To attempt this doctor trick to beat nicotine cravings for good, or this five-step plan.

The teeth were professionally cleaned

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The teeth were professionally cleanedPhoto credit: TikTok @lechicdentist
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