World No Tobacco Day is an effort from the World Health Organisation to stop the more than 6 million deaths from tobacco use and secondhand smoke around the world.
At Main Beach Dental, Dr Candia and the whole dental team have an interest in keeping you smoke-free: It makes your teeth healthier too.
Here are the top 5 effects of smoking on oral health:
#1 Periodontal Disease
People who smoke are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer, gum disease, tooth loss, tooth decay, and complications after tooth removal and gum and oral surgery.
#2 Oral Cancer
Chewing tobacco and using other tobacco products can cause cancer in the cheeks, gums, and lips.
#3 Delayed Healing
Smoking has an adverse effect on healing.
After your teeth are extracted, or you undergo oral surgery, you should avoid smoking for at least 3 days.
Otherwise, you may end up with a very painful complication called “dry socket.”
#4 Stained Teeth
Smoking and chewing tobacco can have a negative impact on your appearance.
Stains and discolourations of teeth, dentures, and fillings are commonly seen in smokers.
#5 Bad Breath
Smoking produces bad breath that is related to the strength of tobacco smoked.
Stop Smoking Today!
Consult your dentist at Main Beach Dental to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
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