The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2021 theme and year-long global campaign ‘Commit to Quit’ provides a welcome focus on providing essential support to tobacco users to become tobacco-free and begin the path to better health.
Join our Warner dental team as we raise awareness about the dangers of smoking, how to quit smoking, and how together we can make the world into a tobacco-free place.
Read on to learn more.
Here are the top 5 effects of smoking on oral health:
#1 Gum Disease
Tobacco’s sugars and irritants cause gum infections. Over time, gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
#2 Oral Cancer
Tobacco causes several types of cancers, including mouth, throat, esophagus, cheek, gum, lip and tongue cancer.
#3 Delayed Healing
Smoking and the use of other tobacco products slow down blood flow throughout your oral cavity and thus, delays the healing process.
Simple dental procedures become more complicated:
- Dental implants would have a higher chance to fail
- Tooth extraction site would be more prone to infection
- Gum disease treatment would be less effective
#4 Discoloured and/or Stained Teeth
Smoking exposes your teeth to both tobacco and nicotine. As a result, stained and yellow teeth are likely to happen.
The more you smoke, the more it affects your sense of taste.
#5 Bad Breath
Despite health advisories, people continue to smoke, risking their health and wellbeing.
Among other things, smoking results in bad breath, which can be a cause of serious embarrassment.
While it may seem mild, bad breath is actually an indication of many things going wrong inside the mouth, because of smoking.
Quit Smoking Today!
Consult your Warner dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
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We are located at Warner Lakes Medical Precinct, 1185B Old North Road in Warner.