Ithaca NY Dentist on Saying "I Quit"
It should come as no surprise to most patients that smoking can adversely impact not only your oral health, but that of your whole body health as well. Over the years, health professionals like your Ithaca NY dentist, amongst others in government, advertising and more- have made the public more and more aware of the peril….but the trend still continues, albeit, it seems to be slowing down.
We feel that one of the reasons some patients do not quit smoking immediately is because, despite all of the evidence, they don’t physically SEE a problem with it. There are some ways that quitting smoking CAN be seen rather immediately…with many of them being linked to the health of your mouth. Today we will go over a few of those ways- and for a few more- you can click here.
-Fresher breath: smoking is one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Most find the scent of the breath after a cigarette so unpleasant, that the smoker themselves will often chew sugar-free gum or use mouthwash right after to disguise it. Quitting smoking outright will help improve freshness almost immediately.
-White Teeth: the tar and other contaminants in tobacco products change the shade of the teeth from healthy white to yellow over time. Giving up smoking can help stop the color shift, and a visit to your Ithaca NY dentist can hopefully remove any surface staining that has already occurred.
For more information on quitting smoking to promote oral health excellence, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Comisi, your Ithaca NY dentist, call our office today at (607) 272-3433.