Many studies have shown that smoking and using tobacco products has a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. The root of the problem is the way in which tobacco affects the white blood cells, making smokers more prone to infections in the form of gum and periodontal diseases.
As dental professionals it is important for us to inform you of the risks of smoking and to help you to quit by giving you information and support. 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 examinations so that we can help you maintain good oral health and give you advice and encouragement.