Cigarettes & Oral Health
We are confident that you are already aware of the side effects of the cigarette on your health such as lung cancer, stroke, heart attack and sometimes death.
But what you may not know is that cigarette smoking can take an enormous toll on your oral health.
Bad breath, tooth discoloration, increased tooth and bone loss, increased risk of periodontal disease, lower success rate of dental implants and delayed healing processes are detrimental consequences that we find in patients who smoke.
Why does a Dentist offer Smoking Cessation?
Smoking can interfere with the success of the dental procedures done in our clinic, as well as limit the options we are able to provide you with.
Smoking has a direct effect on gum and implant healing, reducing surgical prognosis and being responsible for different types of oral cancers. So in order to give you the best results we will do our best to assist you in smoking cessation.
Don’t Give Up!
Studies have shown nicotine to be more addictive than heroin. This is why it is very normal to feel that quitting is one of the most difficult challenges you could face in your life, but it is well worth it! The good news is that no matter how many times you have tried to quit before, this time could be different!