Top 5 Reasons to Quit Smoking Now from your Hoppers Crossing Dentist

by | May 19, 2020 | World No Tobacco Day 2020

With the theme “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”, World No Tobacco Day 2020 is here.

The team at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants can certainly get behind an event that promotes health! Which is why we’re covering a couple of reasons why quitting smoking, even if you’ve tried before, may be a worthwhile goal.

#1. Smokers are 50% more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers

Advanced research has shown smoking has been linked to an increased risk of infection, including gum disease. Gum diseases are often a painful problem which will eventually cause tooth loss.

#2. Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal

Whenever your body undergoes trauma, whether that’s a serious surgery or minor cut, it relies on a robust flow of healthy blood to heal. Smoking, however, restricts blood vessels and diminishes the quantity of blood that moves throughout the system.

#3. Tobacco users are 6 times more likely to develop oral cancer

While oral cancer can occur in anyone, people that use tobacco are at a way greater risk. Oral cancer can affect the tongue, throat, cheeks, or the other area of the mouth. If caught early oral cancer are often successfully treated.

#4. Yellow teeth and bad breath are incredibly common

Tobacco products contain tar and nicotine. Both of these ingredients can stick to teeth, gums, and the tongue and are difficult to remove. Because of this, smokers and users of other forms of tobacco usually have discoloured teeth and unpleasant breath.

At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we offer dental treatments that can help remove imperfections in your smile caused by smoking and using tobacco products including teeth whitening Hoppers Crossing procedures, porcelain veneers, crowns and more.

#5. Tooth loss is 2 times more prevalent in smokers

Due to several of other reasons above, like a drier mouth and a decreased ability to heal, smokers are more likely to suffer more tooth loss than non-smokers.

Oftentimes, smokers may lose their teeth before their non-using counterparts.

This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk of acquiring a severe case of coronavirus.

Join us in the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

Smiles in Hoppers Crossing!

If you’re unsure where to start the quest towards a smoke-free life, we welcome you to call our dental office in Hoppers Crossing.

We can work together to determine how quitting can benefit your oral and overall health and talk about ways you can try to quit.

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We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

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Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Rd, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029, Australia

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

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Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.

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