March 13th is No Smoking Day and although most people are now aware that smoking is bad for our health, not everyone realises how it can cause many different medical problems and in some cases, fatal diseases. Many people still don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth.
Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases mouth cancer.
People who smoke may find they are more likely to have bad breath than non-smokers. Fresh breath products such as mouthwashes may help to disguise the problem in the short term, but will only mask it.
It is important that you visit your dentist regularly both for a normal check up and a full mouth examination so that any other conditions can be spotted early.
The Creative Smiles Team would like to wish everyone Good Luck that is thinking about making that important decision to give up today!