World No Tobacco Day 2021 in Leederville: Commit to Quit!
World No Tobacco Day is a yearly observance celebrated on May 31st.
Join your Leederville dentist as we raise awareness about the dangers of smoking, how to quit smoking and live a healthy life, and how together we can make the world into a tobacco-free place.
Read on to learn more.
Top 5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health
#1 Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by an infection that destroys the bone around your teeth.
People who smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day are two times more likely to develop gum disease, while heavier smoker can be four to five times more likely to develop gum disease.
#2 Oral Cancer
When you inhale tobacco, harmful chemicals will pass directly through your mouth and throat.
Over time, extended exposure to these chemicals can cause changes to your oral cavity, leading to oral cancer.
Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death and disease within Australia. By reducing your tobacco usage or by quitting, you greatly decrease your chance of developing oral cancer.
#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
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#4 Discoloured/Stained Teeth
Teeth staining is mainly caused by food (coffee, red wine, etc.) and tobacco. The first is fine in moderation. Tobacco, however, is not.
Nicotine and tar found in cigarettes are doing the staining — from your hands and walls in your home to your pearly whites.
#5 Bad Breath
Habitual smoking can leave a residual tobacco smell, but bacteria build-up can also cause bad breath or halitosis.
Quit Smoking Today!
Consult your Leederville dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
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