Quick Answer: Can A Dentist Tell If You Smoke Occasionally?

How they can tell: Tobacco is notorious for staining your teeth, says Adibi.

Since the color of the stains can vary from person to person, a dentist might smell your clothes or examine your fingers for nicotine stains if he or she suspects you smoke.

Will the dentist tell my parents I smoke?

The dentist will definitely be able to tell if you’ve been smoking, especially if it’s been for a long period of time. The only thing you can do is ask your parents if they could sit outside if not ask the dentist quietly if it would be possible not to mention this in front of your parents.

Can I smoke after dental cleaning?

After a deep cleaning procedure, you can expect your gums and teeth to be a bit sensitive for a few days. If you are a smoker, make sure you avoid smoking for at least 72 hours after your deep cleaning procedure.

Can smoking cause cavities?

In fact, according to at least one study, regular non-smoked tobacco users have 4 times the risk of cavities at the tooth root. Chewing tobacco appears to increase the risk of cavities more than any other type of tobacco use, and the longer chewing tobacco is used, the more that risk increases.