Everyone knows that smoking is detrimental to your health and can cause cancer and heart disease, but have you ever considered how damaging tobacco is on your teeth? Yes, it is true that we at Vassey Dental Partners are a bit biased, but if you are struggling to find the motivation to quit smoking, there are some oral health implications that we would like you to consider:
- Smoking causes bad breath and stained teeth! Trying to impress someone special? Wow them with your fresh smoke-free breath and pearly white smile.
- Cigarettes and cigars can cause a dulled sense of taste. Imagine not being able to enjoy that cheeseburger or chocolate cake as much as you used to.
- Smoking can also impair the healing process after a dental procedure.
- Smokers have a higher rate of oral cancer and gum disease than non-smokers.
Quitting is the only way to decrease your risk of developing tobacco-related health complications. This is easier said than done due to the highly addictive nature of nicotine. For this reason, it is incredibly important to have a plan and constantly remind yourself of your reasons for wanting to kick your smoking habit. Writing down your reasons and re-reading them every time you have a craving, exercising regularly, chewing gum, and reaching out to supportive friends and family can all be extremely beneficial in your journey to quit smoking.
Vassey Dental Partners cares deeply about their patients and would like to remind everyone who is struggling to quit that our staff is 100% supportive of your commitment and would be happy to help you in any way possible! Take a deep breath—this is the beginning of a happy and healthy new life!
Be sure to continue down the path of good oral hygiene and schedule your routine check-ups! Vassey Dental Partners offers high quality dental care for the whole family in Peachtree City and its surrounding areas.