Dentists in Wappingers Falls NY says "Quit Today!"
For years, health professionals like your dentists in Wappingers Falls NY at Family Smiles have had a unique role, well two roles, when it comes to smoking. We are some of the first people to not only recognize if a patient is smoking, but we also warn them about the dangers of smoking over a lifetime. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, sometimes our warnings don’t overcome a patient’s addiction. This is where we are left in a second position- picking up the pieces when a smoker’s teeth fall out, they suffer from oral cancers or have substantial stains or damage to the teeth.
With all of the evidence that is provided to the public, it is hard to say why smokers don’t try to quit as quick as they can. One of the reasons we have come to (besides the overwhelming, powerful force of addiction) is that immediate results are not so black and white. By that, we mean that cancers, lung issues and more can take time…so why not indulge now?
One of the places you CAN see the immediate change in? Your mouth. Below we have listed a few ways that quitting smoking can improve your oral health dramatically right away. For more examples and detailed explanations- you can visit the following link.
Fresher Breath- why do you think so many smokers use gum or mints after a cigarette? Because they know how unpleasant the odor is! Quitting can help in eliminating this bad breath problem altogether, which is very common amongst smokers.
Whiter Smiles- even from pack one, tar and nicotine (amongst other chemicals) can begin to yellow your teeth. If caught and stopped early enough, your dentists in Wappingers Falls NY may be able to reverse the surface stains and damage…but you must take the first step to begin the process.
For more information on how quitting smoking impacts your oral health, or to schedule an appointment with your dentists in Wappingers Falls NY at Family Smiles of the Hudson Valley- call our office today at (845) 223-9987.