6. Smoking Destroys Your Teeth
If you haven’t heard the news that smoking is bad for you, well, it is probably the single worst habit you can ever develop, at least in terms of your body’s health. Smoking leads to heart disease, which is the leading killer of Americans. As if those problems were not enough to either quit today or never pick up a cigarette, the nicotine and numerous other chemicals in tobacco also cause oral cancer. Smoking also causes discoloration of your teeth and bad breath. That bad breath is an indication that smoking is creating an ideal environment in your mouth for harmful bacteria to thrive, leading to cavities and other forms of tooth decay. The best solution to all of the problems caused by smoking is to quit smoking. In the meantime, while you are trying to stop, make sure you brush and floss twice a day and have regular check-ups with your dentist.