Smoking Cessation in Hellesdon, Norwich

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Preventative » Smoking Cessation

Many studies have shown that smoking and using tobacco products has a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. The problem is caused by tobacco affecting the gum tissue cells, making smokers more prone to getting infections in the form of gum and periodontal diseases. Other side effects of smoking are, bad breath, stained teeth, jawbone loss, shrinking gums, mouth sores, decreased senses of taste and smell which may lead to poor healing of mouth sores and hairy tongue.

Smoking is the main cause of mouth cancer, with thousands of people dying every year from mouth cancer brought on by smoking.

As dental professionals it is important for us to inform you the risks of smoking and to try to help you to quit by giving you information and support. By cutting down , stopping smoking or eliminating tobacco products your oral health will benefit. You will notice changes in your mouth. It is essential that patients come into the practice for regular check-ups so we can help maintain good oral health and give advice and encouragement.

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