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How Does Smoking Affect My Teeth?

Smoking doesn't only have a negative affect on your health, but it also affects your oral health too, and can damage your teeth as well!

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How Will Smoking Affect My Gums and Teeth?

People who smoke tend to produce more bacterial plaque, than people who do not smoke, and this can result in gum disease. This is because smoking reduces the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream so that the gums suffering from bacterial plaque, cannot heal due to lack of oxygen, compared to someone who doesn’t smoke suffering from the same condition.

How Do I Get Rid Of My Bad Breath?

You can always try fresh breath products such as mints or mouthwashes to try and eliminate your bad breath. Smokers will find that they suffer from bad breath more than non smokers. However this will only be a short term solution and will not and not cure the problem. The only way to do that would be to quit smoking altogether.

What Can My Dentist Do For Me?

If you are a smoker it is very important that you see your dentist regularly so that they can make sure that your teeth and gums and whole mouth are healthy. In addition your dentist will also need to check your cheeks, tongue and throat for any signs of other conditions that may need further investigation.

Will I Need Any Extra Treatment?

If you are a smoker and it is required, your dentist can refer you to a dental hygienist to help improve your oral hygiene. This is because you will need your teeth to be thoroughly cleaned to avoid bacterial plaque from building up, and to keep a closer check on the health of your mouth.

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