How many reasons can you come up with to say no to tobacco? If you were to ask us this same question, we could certainly rattle off quite a lengthy collection of responses. However, for the sake of brevity and helping you remain informed on the important details associated with your oral health, we would like to share three significant reasons you should steer clear of smoking and the like.
Reason #1: Your Smile Won’t Look So Great
Tobacco is a staining substance and, as you know, your teeth can withstand some amount of exposure to deep pigments but not forever. When you use tobacco (particularly on a regular basis), it will end up causing your smile to yellow. Skip the tobacco, so your smile remains healthy and bright.
Reason #2: You’ll Increase Your Risk Of Disease
You probably already know that using tobacco increases your chance of problems like heart disease and lung cancer. Did you know it affects your oral health, too? When you use any type of tobacco product, you’re increasing the chance that you may end up facing oral cancer, periodontal disease, as well as tooth decay and other issues.
Reason #3: Your Breath Will Smell Bad
You can brush and floss and rinse and see us for your preventive care but chances are good that as long as you’re using tobacco, it will end up causing you some amount of bad breath. Sometimes, this is the result of residue. Cigarette smoking can also make a case of dry mouth worse, which promotes not only bad breath but also decay, gum disease, and further oral health side effects.
Avoid Tobacco To Protect Your Smile
Speak with us about tobacco use during your visits if you have questions, so we may guide you toward improving and protecting your oral health. To learn more about caring for your smile, schedule a visit in Maple Grove, MN by calling Elm Creek Dental today at (763) 416-0606. We proudly service the residents of Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and surrounding communities.