If you smoke, chances are your dental needs are considerably greater than someone who does not smoke. An alarming statistic shows that smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of tooth decay and tooth loss. Smoking cigarettes also increases a person’s chances of getting periodontal disease, bone decay, and oral cancer.
Studies show that smokers have a slower healing process following dental work. Smoking puts a person’s health at risk in more ways than just oral. The World Health Organization believes that if the smoking trend continues in the same way, in 2030 one in six Americans will die due to smoking related problems.
The Consumer Guide to Dentistry has provided these tips for smokers to follow in order to maintain a healthy mouth. In order to stay on top of your oral health as a smoker, you may need to schedule routine cleanings more than twice a year. Here at Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Blasek and Dr. Laurito will take you step by step through the process of your cleanings and cancer screenings when you come in for your next visit. Be sure to inform our staff that you smoke in order for us to be able to do the best work that will benefit you the most. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (215) 643-0666 and schedule your next appointment!