World No Tobacco Day 2021 in Leichhardt: Commit to Quit!
Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) holds World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
The goal is to spread awareness about the risks of tobacco use and how we can make the world tobacco-free.
Top 5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health
1. Gum Disease
Smoking weakens your body’s immune system. This makes it harder to treat a gum infection.
Once you have gum damage, smoking makes it harder for your gums to heal.
Tobacco use in any form (cigarettes, pipes, and smokeless tobacco) increases your risk for gum disease.
2. Oral Cancer
Most people know that smoking can cause lung and throat cancer, but many people still don’t know that it is one of the main causes of mouth cancer too.
Every year thousands of people die from mouth cancer brought on by smoking.
3. Delayed Healing
Smoking slows down blood flow throughout your oral cavity and thus, delays the healing process.
Because of this, simple dental procedures become more complicated:
- Dental implants would have a higher chance to fail
- Tooth extraction site would be more prone to infection
- Gum disease treatment would be less effective
4. Stained Teeth
Smoking or using chewing tobacco products make the teeth enamel more likely to stain.
Once you start using nicotine products, it doesn’t take long for your teeth to take on a yellowish appearance.
A teeth whitening procedure at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) can help remove any stains and discolourations, making your teeth up to 8 shade lighter.
Teeth Whitening Promo in Leichhardt
$600 Philips Zoom In-chair Whitening
5. Bad Breath
Smoking causes bad breath in a number of different ways.
First, the smell of the smoke can linger on your breath. Smoking also dries out your mouth, one of the reasons for bad breath.
Finally, smoking is one of the main causes of gum disease, which is another source of odour from the mouth.
S.top Smoking Today!
Consult your Leichhardt dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride Treatment
*for new patients only with any insurance
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$180 for General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride Treatment
*for patients without private health insurance
We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.