Smoking and tobacco-products are amount the most important health related hazards. Cigarette smoking poses a major risk factor for diseases including lung cancer, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and oral cancer. An estimated 50% of advanced gum disease is attributable to smoking. Smokers respond poorly to gum treatment and are at a greater risk for gum disease. Smokers are 2.5-3 times more likely to develop gum disease. How smoking affects the color of your teeth is an apparent issue. Our office can provide numerous ways from tooth whitening to smile makeovers with porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth.