Dentist Greenwich CT Says “Quit Today!”
For years, health professionals like your dentist in Greenwich CT have been warning patients about the dangers of smoking. Within the last few years, in particular, it seems that increased government and advertising pushes have led to a decline in smoking…but the trend still impacts millions worldwide yearly.
One of the reasons, we theorize, that people do not quit smoking is because of the ill-perceived immediate harm. In other words, it takes years for MOST patients to develop a lung issue, oral or other cancer- so on and so forth. One place smokers CAN see an immediate impact, however, is their oral health. Below we have listed a few benefits you can see from quitting smoking, but for a few more benefits, as well as detailed information on the upsides, you can head here.
Fresher Breath- most smokers find the scent of their breath so unpleasant to others after a smoke that they use mints, gums and mouthwashes to cover it up. Smoking is one of the most common sources of bad breath and can be cleared up easily, and rather immediately if you quit your habit.
Whiter Teeth- tar, nicotine and other ingredients in cigarettes and tobacco products can drastically stain the teeth over time. By quitting, perhaps coupled with a visit to your dentist in Greenwich CT, we may be able to reverse the surface staining done to your teeth- if it has not “set in” yet.
For more information on how quitting your habit can benefit your smile- give the office of your dentist in Greenwich CT a call today at (914) 939-2132.