Good morning Gresham! This is Dr. Seth here from Main Street Dental Gresham, I wanted to pass along this article from the ADA concerning how sugar and tobacco can actually make you look older in regards to your dental health. The main ingredient-INFLAMMATION! Duh Duh Duh!
Click below to check out other useful information from Men’s Health and MouthHealthy.org!
In a consumer-focused article, Men’s Health (9/12) includes excessive sugar consumption and tobacco use among “common habits” that “might be making you look way older than your years.” In addition to causing a spike in “blood sugar levels, which can ignite inflammation and spur acne breakouts,” the article states that consuming soda and sweetened coffee may “also damage and stain your teeth, according to the American Dental Association.” The article adds that tobacco use may also stain teeth and affect oral health, according to the ADA.
Dentists can refer patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for up-to-date and evidenced-based information about nutrition. In addition, the 11th edition of Chairside Instructor (W013) now covers the effects of sugar and tobacco on oral health, among other prevention and treatment topics.