Smoking has a lot of implications on your overall health, including your dental health. Some of these changes are more evident than others, but they can all be resolved by quitting this habit. If you’ve been thinking about taking on this task for the upcoming year, here are a few of the effects you can expect to reverse and some tips for breaking the habit.
Typical Effects on Oral Health
Most people are aware of the fact your teeth will yellow if you smoke because of the effects of the tobacco. However, this isn’t the only thing that will happen to your mouth when you smoke. The more often you smoke, the greater these effects will be. Some of these effects include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, now could be the right time to quit. However, we understand it isn’t always as easy to do it without a little help.
Smoking Cessation Tips
Some individuals are lucky enough to be able to quit cold turkey. These individuals can simply stop buying cigarettes However, most people aren’t able to do this. Many people need to rely on the nicotine products available on the market to help them quit, including patches and gum. In addition, e-cigarettes have become one of the most popular methods of ending the negative effects of smoking, while still getting your nicotine fix. If you are really struggling, your doctor can prescribe a medication to help eliminate the negative side effects of quitting.
In addition to quitting, it’s important to consult with a dental professional to help you restore your oral health. Contact us to schedule a consultation so we can create a treatment plan that best suits your needs.