Antioch Dentist Says "Quit Today!"
For years now, health professionals like your Antioch dentist have been warning patients about the dangers of smoking. Many times, if these very same patients continue, we are also the same ones picking up the pieces as well. Replacing missing teeth or cleaning up stains and other damage that result from a lifetime of smoking. And although government and other forces have made a push recently to ban and halt smoking, which has resulted in a decline in numbers- the habit still negatively impacts the lives of millions worldwide yearly.
We theorize that more people don’t quit smoking immediately is the ill-perceived notion of no immediate threat. In other words- it usually takes years to develop cancer or heart or lung issues, so why not indulge a little right now? Well, there is one places you can see results in right away- and that is your mouth. Below we have listed a couple of benefits you can see instantly if you stop smoking, and for a few more with detailed information- you can click here.
Whiter Smile- nicotine, tar and other ingredients can begin to yellow your smile at puff number one. By quitting early enough, and scheduling an appointment with your Antioch dentist, we should be able to remove enough of the surface stains- if the damage is not too far set in already.
Sweeter Scent- smoking is one of the most common causes of bad breath around. Smokers even self-recognize how unpleasant the smell can be to others, and thus use mints, gum and mouthwash to cover up their breath right after. Quitting, although hard, can make that next conversation or intimate moment all the more pleasant for everyone involved.
For more information on how quitting smoking can benefit your oral health, or to schedule an appointment with your Antioch dentist, call our office today at (925) 777-1719.