Smoking and Dental Health

Smoking and Dental Health

Common oral problems affecting smokers are:

  • Periodontal/gum disease
  • Oral Cancers
  • Whitening of the oral mucosa
  • Poor healing in extraction sites(dry socket)
  • Poor healing after oral surgeries
  • Staining of teeth
  • Bad taste/bad breath

Some things that can be done in smokers to prevent tooth and gum problems

  • Try to quit smoking-counselling with your doctors will help
  • Tapering the number of cigarettes if you cannot quit all at once
  • Using fluoridated toothpastes twice a day to brush your teeth and keep them clean
  • Using floss to clean between your teeth
  • Avoiding dry mouth
  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Visiting your dentist regularly for early intervention and regular preventive maintainance of oral hygiene.

 

Also Read: Dental-Cleaning

DR. PRAMANIK NAMRATA

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