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Can My Holistic Dentist in Wilmington Help Me Stop Smoking?

added on: August 28, 2018
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As your holistic dentists in Wilmington, Dr. Lewis Yu and the team at All About Smiles go out of their way to provide the very best wellness, care, and resources to all of our patients so that they can enjoy a longer, more fulfilling life.

Some of our greatest joy comes from helping a patient stop smoking. As dentists, we understand the toll smoking has on not just your oral health but your overall health too. We also know just how difficult it can be to quit.

As our practice, philosophy, and knowledge continue to grow, we are also expanding to include a full range of holistic strategic partners to work closely with Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Therapists, and Health Coaches to name a few. The All About Smiles team is proud to act as your total health coordinators to give you every opportunity to quit smoking. We’ll set up your appointments for you, receive your reports from our integrative medicine partners, and stay in constant communication everyone to give you complete care you won’t find anywhere else.

We often see patients struggling with quitting and wonder what it would take or what we can do to help them make healthier life choices. Interestingly enough, a new study published this past May by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that money may be the biggest motivator for quitting.

The study looked at how some companies offer incentives to employees who smoke and which ones garnered the most success of helping people put down their cigarettes once and for all. Some places provide free electronic cigarettes and other smoking cessation products, but as it turns out, employees are more inclined to stop smoking if a monetary offer is involved where they either stand to lose or gain a substantial sum of money.

Findings show that “the employees who did the best got whatever cessation products they wanted plus $600 in an account with the threat that they would lose the money if they didn’t stay smoke-free for six months.”

While we can’t offer you money to help quit smoking, we can give you an idea of the kind of impact it can have on your oral health. (You probably already know how dangerous smoking can be.) There’s oral cancer, gum disease, severe tooth decay, bad breath, and more.

So much of what we do focuses on the “whole you,” That’s why we are 100% committed to helping patients who need help giving up smoking for good. Is there something we can do to help you? Please don’t hesitate to give our holistic dentist office in Wilmington a call. We’re happy to start the conversation with you and be your guide every step of the way. Smoking isn’t your life; it’s just a part of who you are. We can help you break the cycle and take back your health. You deserve it!

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