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The Link Between New Hampshire’s Lung Cancer Rates and Oral Health

Jun 15th, 2021

New Hampshire and Maine have higher rates of lung and bronchial cancer than the rest of New England. Both of these diseases are primarily caused by smoking. But the impact of smoking is not limited to the lungs, smoking has extensive negative health effects on the rest of the body, particularly on the mouth and teeth.

People who smoke have an increased risk of oral cancer, gum problems, tooth loss, and experiencing complications after tooth removal surgery. Smokers are more likely to get infections and not heal as fast as non-smokers.

If you vape, you are not out of the woods for similar complications. Though the long-term effects of vaping are not fully known, the risk of problems in your mouth is much higher if vaping devices contain nicotine. There is evidence that vaping can cause inflammation in the mouth, which can lead to gum disease and other oral health problems.

If you are suffering from oral health issues due to smoking don’t hesitate to call Artisan Dentistry at either our Salem, NH or Newburyport, MA dental offices. Let’s get your oral health back on track.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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