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Tobacco and Your Oral Health: Understanding the Risks

added on: February 24, 2022
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Even though tobacco comes from nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s 100% good for you. However, as your trusted biological and holistic dentists in Wilmington, we understand that it’s not easy to quit or give up tobacco, no matter what form you choose to use. Please know that we’re here to help and work with you to change what you need to get healthy.

How Tobacco Can Affect Your Oral Health

There’s no other way to say it other than tobacco can be harmful to your heart, lungs, and overall health. Since most forms of tobacco are used via the mouth, think of what it could also be doing to your oral health too. Both short and long-term tobacco use could potentially result in:

Tobacco is something worth quitting for so many reasons. Let your biological and holistic dentists in Wilmington be your partner in taking the first step in taking back control of your life and health on so many levels.

How to Protect Your Smile

We understand that giving up tobacco use can be a challenge for anyone, but did you know that it’s one of the single biggest improvements you can make to your oral and overall health? If you’re finding it challenging to quit, simply start by cutting back on the amount of tobacco you consume each day. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, and never forget to brush your teeth twice and floss once a day. When you’re ready, it’s best to speak with your doctor or healthcare provider for the best, most effective ways to stop.

Support When You Need it Most

It’s challenging to be healthy overall when your mouth is not in its best shape. Because your oral and overall health is so dependent on one another, it’s important that you take care of both. Quitting tobacco completely is your best defense against avoiding the negative side effects of smoking, chewing, and snuffing tobacco.

Are you ready to make this the year that you finally show tobacco who’s boss? If you’re concerned about your tobacco use or want someone to talk to who understands without judgment, make an appointment at our holistic and biological dental office in Wilmington, where we can conduct a comprehensive exam and oral cancer screening.

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