Healthy mouths reflect a healthy body but on the flip side, unhealthy diets and lifestyles can have a detrimental effect on our mouth, teeth and gums, causing serious illnesses as well as decay, erosion, gum disease and bad breath.
Smoking and using tobacco products damage our teeth and gums and the root of the problem is the way in which tobacco affects our gum tissue cells, making smokers more prone to infections in the form of gum and periodontal diseases. Here are some oral health problems caused by smoking:
1. Bad breath.
2. Stained teeth.
3. Jawbone loss, shrinking gums and tooth loss.
4. Mouth sores and poor healing of mouth sores.
5. Decreased senses of taste and smell.
6. Mouth cancer.
As dental professionals in Glasgow Southside it is important for us to tell you the risks of smoking and to help you to quit by giving you information and support. Don’t worry, we are here to help, not tell you off, so please contact us for more information.
By cutting down and stopping smoking or using tobacco products your oral health will benefit very quickly and you will notice changes in your mouth almost immediately. It is essential that you come into the practice for regular dental health examinations and hygiene care so that we can help you maintain good oral health and give you advice and encouragement.
For added peace of mind, we offer mouth cancer screening to all of our patients, who visit us from across Glasgow Southside, Cathcart, Clarkston, Mount Florida and Landsdowne.
• Improved oral health.
• Decreased risk of tooth loss.
• Decreased risk of mouth cancer.