World No Tobacco Day 2021 in Norlane: Commit to Quit!
World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. This year’s theme is “Commit to Quit”.
Smoking can cause a range of problems from extremely serious or critical to less serious to both oral and overall health.
Smoking cessation, over time, can reduce your risk levels, and the sooner one quits, the greater the reduction in risk levels.
Top 5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health
#1 Gum Disease
Using tobacco is one of the biggest risk factors for gum disease.
The tell-tale signs of the use of tobacco include receding gums, chronic bad breath, and stained or loose teeth.
#2 Oral Cancer
Tobacco causes several types of cancers, including mouth, throat, esophagus, cheek, gum, lip and tongue cancer.
#3 Delayed Healing
Smoking and any use of tobacco products after oral surgery can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.
Chemicals tobacco products may prevent or delay healing and contaminate the wound site.
#4 Stained Teeth
Smoking exposes your teeth to both tobacco and nicotine. As a result, stained and yellow teeth are likely to happen.
The more you smoke, the more it affects your sense of taste. What you eat and drink affects your teeth.
#5 Bad Breath
Smoking leads to bad breath, which can be a cause of serious embarrassment, and an indication of oral diseases.
While it may seem mild, bad breath is actually an indication of one of the too many things going wrong inside the mouth because of smoking.
Stop Smoking Today!
Consult your Norlane dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
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