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World No Tobacco Day 2021 in North Lakes: Commit to Quit!

by | May 25, 2021 | World No Tobacco Day 2021

Tobacco causes 8 million deaths every year.

Research shows that smokers are more likely to develop severe diseases compared to non-smokers.

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31.

This campaign aims to support the people worldwide in their attempt to give up tobacco through various initiatives and digital solutions.

It will help create healthier environments that are conducive to quitting tobacco by:

  • advocating for strong tobacco cessation policies
  • promoting increased access to cessation services
  • raising awareness of tobacco industry tactics
  • empowering tobacco users to make successful attempts to quit through “quit & win” initiatives.

Here are the Top 5 Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

Quitting can be very difficult, especially with the added social and economic stress that has come, but there are a lot of reasons to quit.

1. Gum Disease

Without proper treatment, your gums and the tissues around your teeth can become irritated and recede away from the teeth.

The bacteria in plaque is most often the culprit for infection.

  • Tobacco is a guilty party as smokers who smoke 1.5 packs per day are 6 times more likely to have gum disease than non-smokers.
  • Smoking limits blood vessel growth, which slows the healing process for damaged gums.
  • Fortunately, smokers that quit can return their risk of gum disease to that of a non-smoker in about 11 years.

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2. Oral Cancer

More than 28 cancer-causing chemicals are found in smokeless tobacco.

Chewing tobacco and using other tobacco products can cause cancer in the cheeks, gums, and lips.

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

The biggest sources of teeth stains are food (coffee, red wine, etc.) and tobacco.

The first is fine in moderation. Tobacco, however, is not.

Nicotine and tar found in cigarettes are doing the staining — from your hands and walls in your home to your pearly whites.

A teeth whitening procedure at Passion Family Dental North Lakes can help remove any stains and discolourations, making your teeth up to 8 shade lighter.

5. Bad Breath

Habitual smoking can leave tobacco smell, but bacteria build-up can also cause bad breath or halitosis.

Quit Smoking Today!

Talk with your North Lakes dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.

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Call us on (07) 3465 1199 or visit us at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.