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Smoking & Your Teeth

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Smile Care is a chain of dental clinics providing high quality dental care, dental treatment and dental services by specialised health care professionals in Bandra, Kolhapur, Nashik, Vashi, Mumbai, India. http://www.smilecareworld.com

Smoking & Your Teeth

  1. 1. Smoking & Your Teeth For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. Do You Know ? Smokers are up to six times more vulnerable to gum disease than non-smokers. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  3. 3. Do You Know ? Smoking depresses your immune system to fight infection. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. Smoking makes your gums inflamed & they thus recedes from your teeth. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Do You Know ?
  5. 5. Smoking results in yellowing of teeth. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Do You Know ?
  6. 6. Gum diseases are silent killers of your teeth. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Do You Know ?
  7. 7. Effects of Smoking <ul><li>Oral and lung cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Periodontal disease </li></ul><ul><li>Bad breath </li></ul><ul><li>Tooth erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Poor healing </li></ul><ul><li>Dry socket infections </li></ul><ul><li>Hairy tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced taste </li></ul><ul><li>Smoker’s face </li></ul>For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  8. 8. Oral & Lung Cancer For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>The worse outcome from smoking is Cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Cancer is not as common as Lung Cancer but it is </li></ul><ul><li>nevertheless very harmful. </li></ul>
  9. 9. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Periodontal Diseases <ul><li>Periodontal diseases and tooth loss is very common in </li></ul><ul><li>smokers. </li></ul><ul><li>Smokers accumulate tartar and require extensive cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>which is often painful due to the exposed roots. </li></ul>
  10. 10. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Bad Breath <ul><li>Smokers inevitably have bad breath from tobacco and </li></ul><ul><li>gum diseases. </li></ul>
  11. 11. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Tooth Erosion <ul><li>Smokers try to mask bad breath with lozenges, mouth </li></ul><ul><li>washes, chewing gums or breath mints which leads to </li></ul><ul><li>tooth decay or erosion over time. </li></ul>
  12. 12. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Poor Healing <ul><li>Many treatments are unsuccessful as poison from tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>weakens body’s immune system, thereby decreasing the </li></ul><ul><li>healing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Smokers are poor healers. </li></ul><ul><li>Many surgeons avoid extensive treatments on such </li></ul><ul><li>individuals. </li></ul>
  13. 13. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Dry Socket Infections <ul><li>Smokers are witnessed with high dry socket infections </li></ul><ul><li>following tooth removals. </li></ul>
  14. 14. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Hairy Tongue <ul><li>Hairy tongue is often seen in smokers caused by an </li></ul><ul><li>overgrowth of tiny projections on the tongue’s surface. </li></ul>
  15. 15. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Reduced Taste <ul><li>Smokers have a significant reduction in their ability to </li></ul><ul><li>taste food, often compensated by an increase salting & </li></ul><ul><li>spicing of their food. </li></ul>
  16. 16. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Smoker’s Face <ul><li>Individual smoking from years develops a Smoker’s Face. </li></ul><ul><li>Physicians & Dentists recognizes it from a distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Face wrinkles prematurely around mouth, eyes & neck. </li></ul><ul><li>Skin lacks blood flow resulting in pale, unhealthy </li></ul><ul><li>appearance. </li></ul>
  17. 17. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Ask Your Dentist <ul><li>If you are a smoker, ask your dentist to evaluate its effect </li></ul><ul><li>on your oral cavity. </li></ul>
  18. 18. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com What can be done ? <ul><li>Visit a dentist today for treatment including medications to </li></ul><ul><li>cure a gum infection, some teeth cleaning & proper </li></ul><ul><li>maintenance on your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe & practice proper dental hygiene so as to prevent </li></ul><ul><li>repetition of dental problems. </li></ul>
  19. 19. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com What can be done ? <ul><li>Brush your teeth using an ultrasonic tooth brush 2 times a </li></ul><ul><li>day. </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly brush before you go to bed. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult your dentist every 3 months to rule out oral </li></ul><ul><li>cancer & for professional clean-ups. </li></ul>
  20. 20. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Best Remedy
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