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How quitting smoking benefits your oral health
As well as improving your overall health, stopping smoking has a huge positive impact on your oral health by reducing the risk of developing gum disease and mouth cancer, and improving your response to gum treatment.
Stopping smoking improves:
Your overall gum health
The appearance of your teeth as smoking stains your teeth and can cause a yellow to dark brown discolouration
Stopping smoking reduces your chance of:
Developing mouth cancer
Developing gum disease
Reduces success of certain types of dental treatment such as implants and healing
Poor recovery after tooth removal and mouth and gum surgery
It is very important for people who smoke to visit their dentist regularly to keep their teeth and gums healthy and check for signs of mouth cancer.
Advice on Smoking Cessation
Our dental hygienists will also be happy to provide specific advice on smoking cessation. If you have a dentist elsewhere that you see for your general dental care and would like to visit a Devonshire House hygienist, we will ask you to provide us with an annual written prescription from your general dentist.