Many people do not realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, teeth and gums. Smoking can lead to many oral issues including: tooth staining, tooth loss, gum disease and in more severe cases mouth cancer.
Why are my teeth stained?
One of the effects of smoking is staining on the teeth due to the nicotine and tar in the tobacco. It can make your teeth yellow in a very short time, and heavy smokers often complain that their teeth are almost brown after years of smoking.
How will smoking affect my gums and teeth?
People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque, which leads to gum disease. The gums are affected because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums don’t heal.
How often should I visit my dentist?
It is important that you visit your dental team on a regular basis for a normal check-up and a full mouth examination so that any conditions can be spotted early.
People who smoke are more likely to have stained teeth, and therefore may need appointments more often with the dental hygienist.
What will our dentist do for you?
Your dentist will carry out a regular examination to make sure that your teeth and gums and whole mouth are healthy.
Our experienced dental hygienists will give you a thorough cleaning and keep a closer check on the health of your mouth, they will be able to advise you on how often you should visit them, although this should usually be every three to six months.
Try our Smile NW Smokers Clean:
Stains will be removed from every nook and cranny of your teeth using our high tec air flow machine as well as plaque and tartar removal with the ultra-sonic machine.