World No Tobacco Day 2021 in Belmont WA: Commit to Quit!
World No Tobacco Day is on May 31st
Smoking has always been known to increase the chances of cancer and cause so many oral and overall health problems.
The campaign aims to support the people worldwide in their attempt at smoking cessation through various initiatives and digital solutions.
Top 5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health
#1 Periodontal Disease
Smoking weakens your body’s infection fighters. This makes it harder to fight off a gum infection.
Once you have gum damage, smoking makes it harder for your gums to heal.
Tobacco use in any form (cigarettes, pipes, and smokeless tobacco) raises your risk for periodontal disease.
#2 Oral Cancer
Most people know that smoking can cause lung and throat cancer, but many people still don’t know that it is one of the main causes of mouth cancer too.
Every year thousands of people die from mouth cancer brought on by smoking.
#3 Delayed Healing
Smoking slows down blood flow throughout your oral cavity and thus, delays the healing process.
Because of this, simple dental procedures become more complicated:
- Dental implants would have a higher chance to fail
- Tooth extraction site would be more prone to infection
- Gum disease treatment would be less effective
#4 Stained Teeth
Smoking or using chewing tobacco products make the teeth enamel more likely to stain.
Once you start using nicotine products, it doesn’t take long for your teeth to take on a yellowish appearance.
#5 Bad Breath
Smoking causes its own bad mouth odour.
Smokers and tobacco users are also more likely to have gum disease, another source of bad breath.
Stop Smoking Today!
Consult your Belmont WA dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
If you have any concerns and questions, we are happy to answer them.
Schedule an appointment today! Contact us on (08) 9478 2349.
We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.