It is a commonly known fact that smoking leads to health problems such as lung cancer, but did you know that smoking and oral health problems often go hand in hand?
In fact, smoking is the leading cause for almost 75% of gum disease in adults. This percentage includes adults who smoke from pipes and cigars, as well as those enjoying smokeless tobacco.
“As soon as you begin using tobacco products, you are more likely to experience these common problems that are tied with smoking and oral health problems”
As soon as you begin using tobacco products, you are more likely to experience these common problems that are tied with smoking and oral health problems:
Stained teeth and tongue
Bone loss in the jaw
Delayed healing process after dental treatment
Decreased sense of taste and smell
At Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry, we are always dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health, that is why we strongly recommend patients to quit using any tobacco products.
For the sake of your teeth, gums and oral health, use these steps recommended by the Surgeon General to help make quitting smoking easier.
Ask for help from friends/family members/co-workers
Invest your free time in an interesting activity
Be prepared for a relapse
Get medication, if necessary, and use it correctly
The team at Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry understand how difficult and time-consuming quitting smoking can be. However, we are dedicated to helping you protect your most valuable asset—your beautiful smile.
Contact our clinic if you are in need of any support or advice on your journey to understanding smoking and oral health issues.
We are pleased to announce that we are now open. Please call or email us if you require an appointment.
With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we have put proper protocols in place and have access to personal protective equipment for all our staff to serve you in a safe and healthy environment.
As healthcare professionals, dental offices are some of the most prepared to keep patients safe as we re-open – as we already follow strict infection control procedures in our regular practice.