It’s no secret that smoking is bad for one’s health in more ways than we care to count. Smoking has long been associated with tooth loss, but postmenopausal women, in particular, experience more tooth loss than their male counterparts. Fewer adults lose their teeth than in past decades, it is known that tooth loss is associated with poor health outcomes, such as diabetes, stroke and cancer. Women now have yet another very tangible reason to quit smoking, and better yet, to never start!
In short, yes—poor dental health can affect your heart health. Poor dental health can actually affect the overall health of your entire