(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.

The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:

  • Staining of the teeth and tongue.
  • Decreasing sensitivity to taste and smell.
  • Declining ability to heal after any oral surgery or procedure.
  • Increasing risk of tooth loss and gum disease.
  • Increasing risk of oral cancer.