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World No Tobacco Day 2021 in Moorabbin: Commit to Quit!

by | May 24, 2021 | World No Tobacco Day 2021

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

This yearly celebration aims to support people in their attempt to give up tobacco through various initiatives and digital solutions.

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.

Here are the top 5 effects of smoking on oral health

There are several oral health issues that can be directly related to tobacco usage.

Your risk for tobacco-related health problems, such as those affecting your oral health, depends on how long you’ve smoked and the number of cigarettes you smoke each day.

The use of tobacco puts you at risk of the following oral health problems:

#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.

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No Gap Initial Examination, Clean, Fluoride Treatment and 2x X-rays for all Private Health Insurance Dental coverage.

#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:

#4 Discoloured 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.

#5 Bad Breath

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

Help Captivate Dental Spread Awareness this World No Tobacco Day!

Consult your Moorabbin dentist to create a quitting plan that’s best for you and your oral health.

Pay No Gap

No Gap Initial Examination, Clean, Fluoride Treatment and 2x X-rays for all Private Health Insurance Dental coverage.

Call us on (03) 9553 1249 or visit us at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.

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