Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | October 3, 2011

Dental Care Advice for Smokers

dental supply companyQuite honestly, the best advice this dental supply company can give you is to quit smoking. But we know that’s easier said than done and if you are going to continue to smoke, you need to put in ten times as much effort to maintain proper oral hygiene. Smoking is actually the leading cause of tooth loss and it greatly increases the risk for gum disease, loss of bone structure, salivary gland inflammation, and oral cancer. Smoking also increases plaque build up, stained teeth, bad breath, and loss of taste and smell. Not to mention there is a slower healing process for any dental work performed. Smokers are typically not good candidates for dental implants either.

Besides seeking outside help to quit, smokers need to receive much more frequent professional cleanings and they need to inform their dentist that they are a smoker so they can be screened for gum disease and other smoking-related conditions. Invest in quality dental hygiene products like a tongue cleaner, dental floss, and mouthwash. With a strict dental hygiene regimen you can help combat poor oral health, but you’ll never be able to fully prevent it. What you really need to do is speak with someone about quitting because your health will suffer.

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