Smoking and Oral Health

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Happy patient Smoking can affect many aspects of your overall health, so it is no surprise that it can have adverse effects on your oral health. Smoking can cause bad breath, tooth discoloration, increase your risk of developing gum disease, and oral cancer. Quitting smoking is a necessary preventative measure that can have tremendous results on your oral health. We understand that quitting smoking can be difficult, but it important to think about how you can improve your oral health and minimize your risks of developing serious dental problems in the future. Dr. Daryle Mahnke can work with you to correct a smile that has been damaged by smoking. At Bay City Smiles, Dr. Mahnke offers a range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to improve the quality and aesthetic of your smile. It is important to note, to maintain the quality of your dental treatment, it is necessary to quit smoking.

The Effects of Smoking on your Oral health

Smoking can cause these symptoms:

  • Discolored
  • Bleeding gums
  • Plaque build up
  • Tooth decay
  • Dry mouth

In extreme cases, smoking can lead to gum disease and oral cancer, which may require the need for complex dental treatment. At Bay City Smiles we help patients maintain their beautiful smiles and make the best decision regarding their oral health. The best thing you can do is quit smoking entirely to help improve your oral health. General dentist Dr. Mahnke will work with you to help address any issues regarding your oral health. We advise patients to visit our Bay City dental office at least twice a year to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. It is important for patients to get their teeth and gums checked regularly to ensure that no complex dental issues are developing. Smokers should take into consideration that they may be more prone to certain dental problems so they should take extra measure to improve their oral health.

Other measures smokers can take to improve their oral health:

  • Maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine
  • Visit the dentist at least twice a year
  • Be aware of the signs of oral cancer and gum disease

Schedule an Appointment at Bay City Smiles

Dr. Mahnke is an experienced dentist in Bay City, MI, who is dedicated to providing patient focused dental care. Dr. Mahnke is trained is trained in all aspects of dentistry and offers a wide range of services to each of our patients. If you want to schedule an appointment at Bay City Smiles, you can schedule an appointment online or call 989.684.0873

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