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Vol. 12, Suppl. 1, 2003
Issue release date: April 2003
Section title: Evidence Based Practice in Dentistry. Kuwait, October 2–4, 2001
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Med Princ Pract 2003;12(suppl 1):22–32
(DOI:10.1159/000069845)

Tobacco and Oral Diseases

Update on the Evidence, with Recommendations

Reibel J.
Department of Oral Medicine, Clinical Oral Physiology, Oral Pathology & Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
email Corresponding Author

Abstract

It is well known that smoking contributes to the development of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, and there is weighty evidence that it has a considerable influence on oral health. Smoking has many negative effects on the mouth, including staining of teeth and dental restorations, reduction of the ability to smell and taste, and the development of oral diseases such as smoker’s palate, smoker’s melanosis, coated tongue, and, possibly, oral candidosis and dental caries, periodontal disease, implant failure, oral precancer and cancer. From a qualitative point of view the latter is obviously the most serious tobacco-related effect in the mouth. Quantitatively, however, importance has been attached to periodontitis, which affects a large proportion of the population, and during recent years more attention has been given to implant survival rates. Dentists have an important role to play in preventing the harmful effects of smoking in the mouth, and consequently smoking counselling should be as much a part of the dentist’s job as plaque control and dietary advice.

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Key Words

  • Oral health
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking

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Jesper Reibel
School of Dentistry
20, Norre Allee
DK–2200 Copenhagen N (Denmark)
Tel. +45 35326720, Fax +45 35326722, E-Mail jesper.reibel@odont.ku.dk

  

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Number of Figures : 7, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 131

  

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Medical Principles and Practice
International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Centre A Publicationof the Academic Publications Council

Vol. 12, No. Suppl. 1, Year 2003 (Cover Date: Released April 2003)

Journal Editor: Farida Al Awadi, Kuwait
ISSN: 1011–7571 (print), 1423–0151 (Online)

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Abstract

It is well known that smoking contributes to the development of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, and there is weighty evidence that it has a considerable influence on oral health. Smoking has many negative effects on the mouth, including staining of teeth and dental restorations, reduction of the ability to smell and taste, and the development of oral diseases such as smoker’s palate, smoker’s melanosis, coated tongue, and, possibly, oral candidosis and dental caries, periodontal disease, implant failure, oral precancer and cancer. From a qualitative point of view the latter is obviously the most serious tobacco-related effect in the mouth. Quantitatively, however, importance has been attached to periodontitis, which affects a large proportion of the population, and during recent years more attention has been given to implant survival rates. Dentists have an important role to play in preventing the harmful effects of smoking in the mouth, and consequently smoking counselling should be as much a part of the dentist’s job as plaque control and dietary advice.

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Author Contacts

Jesper Reibel
School of Dentistry
20, Norre Allee
DK–2200 Copenhagen N (Denmark)
Tel. +45 35326720, Fax +45 35326722, E-Mail jesper.reibel@odont.ku.dk

  

Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 11
Number of Figures : 7, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 131

  

Publication Details

Medical Principles and Practice
International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Centre A Publicationof the Academic Publications Council

Vol. 12, No. Suppl. 1, Year 2003 (Cover Date: Released April 2003)

Journal Editor: Farida Al Awadi, Kuwait
ISSN: 1011–7571 (print), 1423–0151 (Online)

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