Smoking weakens and suppresses you body’s ability to fight an infection. People who smoke are 2-7 times more likely to develop gum disease. Smoking delays healing of gums leading to severe form of gum disease, causing loosening of teeth & their loss. The problems associated with smoking do not stop here, but also hinders response to treatment provided in any form. This can result in higher chances of failure of therapy, with loss of time, effort & money too.