Masticatory Changes as a Result of Oral Disorders in Smokers

Karoline Santos, Marcia Maahs, Deisi Vidor, Rafaela Rech
  • International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, August 2014, Thieme Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1385843

Oral Disorders

What is it about?

The aim of this study is to verify the presence of oral changes in smokers and the impact of the changes on masticatory function compared with individuals who never smoked.

Why is it important?

We verified that smoking is correlated with oral disorders, which are risk factors for tooth loss and masticatory changes. Speech-language pathology intervention with smokers is initially prevention; however, the consequences caused by smoking make smokers future patients because of the imbalance in the stomatognathic system. More studies should be done to raise awareness in the population about the damage caused by smoking and also to standardize the findings in this population.

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