Link between Smoking and Your Oral Health
Countless millions are spent every single year in an attempt to inform smokers or those that may pick up this habit, on the many dangers associated with tobacco products. From emphysema to lung cancer, cigarettes can take a serious toll on the body. In addition to these other health complications, our dentist in Northridge has also set out to inform all patients about the increased risk for oral health conditions in patients that smoke regularly.
Quitting tobacco products can be one of the most difficult feats for anyone, but with the huge danger to one’s health, it should be a serious consideration for all smokers. All cigarettes, even those that are filtered, contain huge amounts of toxins that will attack all parts of the mouth such as the teeth, gums, tongue, and throat. Those that smoke regularly are at a much higher risk for developing gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
All those that smoke or have recently quit smoking should contact our office immediately for a thorough examination. During these checkups, we will be able to inspect the mouth for any abnormalities that could be a result of these health conditions. We can also offer our patients some of the periodontal treatments that may be necessary in order to avoid irreversible damage within their mouth.
Here at Northridge Dental Group, we are proud to be able to offer all of our patients the treatments and services that they need to keep their smile bright and straight. Contact us today and take that first step on the journey towards flawless oral health.