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10 Reasons Your Dentist and the Surgeon General Want You to Quit Smoking

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The United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first ‘Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health’ by expanding the list of illnesses associated with smoking in January 2014. Your dentist, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) want you to take control of your oral health and to be aware of the following:

1. Smoking may dry out your mouth, reducing saliva production, leaving bacteria, tar and up to 4,800 chemicals that make up a cigarette, to damage your gums and teeth.

2. Smoking may cause gum disease.

3. Smoking may dull your sense of taste and smell.

4. Smoking may give you bad breath.

5. Smoking may delay tooth adjustments with orthodontic work.

6. Smoking may delay healing after oral surgery.

7. Smoking may promote tooth decay.

8. Smoking may contribute to receding gums.

9. Smoking may be a contributing factor to failed dental implants.

10. Smoking may stain your teeth and tongue.

Most people agree that smoking is bad for your health.

Talk to your dentist about concerns you may have regarding your smoking habits. It may surprise you to discover that the dentist is sympathetic to your situation and may be able to help you with alternatives and solutions regarding your overall oral health. Contact your dentist today for a consultation.
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10 Reasons Your Dentist and the Surgeon General Want You to Quit Smoking

  1. 1. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS.com 10 Reasons Your Dentist and the Surgeon General Want You to Quit Smoking
  2. 2. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 1.Smoking may dry out your mouth
  3. 3. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 2. Smoking may cause gum disease
  4. 4. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 3. Smoking may dull your sense of taste and smell
  5. 5. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 4. Smoking may give you bad breath
  6. 6. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 5. Smoking may delay tooth adjust- ments with orthodontic work
  7. 7. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 6. Smoking may delay healing after oral surgery
  8. 8. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 7. Smoking may promote tooth decay
  9. 9. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 8. Smoking may contribute to receding gums
  10. 10. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 9. Smoking may be a contributing factor to failed dental implants
  11. 11. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS 10. Smoking may stain your teeth and tongue
  12. 12. YOUR DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS Talk to your dentist about concerns you may have regarding your smoking habits.
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