Smoking Linked to Gum Disease
 
 

Smoking Linked to Gum Disease

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Smoking Linked to Gum Disease

Smoking may cause more than half the cases of gum disease among American adults, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Smokers who smoke less than half a pack per day are almost three times more likely than nonsmokers to have the disease; those who smoke more than 1-1/2 packs per day have six times the risk.