5 Things You Need to Know About Dead Skin Inside the Mouth

If you are a smoker and find that you get dead skin inside your mouth, you should not be surprised. Mouth changes with tobacco use. The lining of the oral cavity is composed of layers of flat scale-like cells called squamous epithelium. Tobacco use can affect the surface epithelium leading to changes in the appearance of the tissues. There may be thickening due increased pigmentation as well as irritation. The salivary glands on the hard palate may be irritated as well. There is an increased risk of dental problems and oral cancer. You may want to let your doctor or the dentist know without any delay.

If you are a smoker and find that you get dead skin inside your mouth, you should not be surprised. Mouth changes with tobacco use. The lining of the oral cavity is composed of layers of flat scale-like cells called squamous epithelium. Tobacco use can affect the surface epithelium leading to changes in the appearance of the tissues. There may be thickening due increased pigmentation as well as irritation. The salivary glands on the hard palate may be irritated as well. There is an increased risk of dental problems and oral cancer. You may want to let your doctor or the dentist know without any delay.

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