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Smoking, as we all know, (or at least should do by now) is very bad for you. It’s bad for your whole body from the tips of your toes to your brain and can even affect your skin. It should also go without saying, given that we use our mouths when we smoke, that smoking negatively affects our general oral health, especially our teeth. If you’ve ever wondered just how smoking affects your teeth and why it can cause you some very serious oral health issues, continue reading.

Higher Likelihood of Developing Oral Cancer 

One of the worst things about smoking is the harmful carcinogens and other toxins that the cigarette releases into your mouth with every puff. These carcinogens and other toxins increase the likelihood of you developing oral cancer.

Expedites Tooth Decay 

Again, due to the release of harmful chemicals, particularly the tar residue that cigarettes leave behind, smoking can cause tooth and gum decay faster than if you hadn’t smoked at all.

Tooth Staining 

Not only is smoking bad for your teeth, but it will also leave you with a fairly ugly oral appearance, including the permanent staining of your teeth from the nicotine contained in the cigarettes.

If You Smoke, Visit Your Dentist Regularly 

One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a smoker is visit your dentist regularly. Even if you’re not smoking that frequently, you are still doing incredible damage to your mouth and teeth. Your teeth should be cleaned more regularly by a dental hygienist as a smoker, particularly de-plaquing and gum cleaning, as the carcinogens in cigarettes can cause irreparable damage to your gums.

Hidden Costs of Smoking on Oral Health 

One of the things we all know about smoking is that it is not only bad for your health, but also for your wallet. It has become a very expensive habit – for a good reason. Dental care as a result of prolonged smoking and its effects on the body is also going to be a very expensive endeavour. Suppose you end up having to pay for things like dental veneers. The cost of dental implants reaches thousands of dollars. 

Some dentists will give you the option to use Afterpay dental – a service providing assistance in paying dental costs so you can have your issues fixed now and pay it off over time.

Signs of Dental Problems as a Result of Smoking 

There are a few key things to pay attention to with regards to your teeth, to figure out if you might need to see an emergency dentist. Most commonly, signs of poor oral health can include bad breath despite frequent brushing, yellowing of your teeth, bleeding gums, soreness or tenderness in the mouth. Frequent abscesses or abnormal growth formations are also a tell-tale sign that something is wrong. If you experience these symptoms, visit your nearest emergency dentist immediately. 

If you are not careful and are unable to reduce or quit your smoking habit, you may find yourself needing an emergency dentist, particularly if you are experiencing sore, bleeding gums. If you’re a smoker seeking dental attention or advice, visit your nearest Camden dentist

Your dental health should be your number one priority as a smoker and a non-smoker, but it is even more critical if you are a smoker, as your risk of serious dental health emergencies is much higher. 

Make sure you pay your dentist extra-regular visits as a smoker and try and kick that habit! It’ll do wonders for your health, both oral and otherwise. Contact Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic today!

 

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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