What are the effects of smoking on your oral health?

If you are a regular smoker or tobacco user, you are increasing your chances of being effected by gum disease.

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Smoking & Gum Disease

For many of us, the beginning of the New Year often pressures us to make commitments to abandon our bad habits and make changes to better ourselves.

Giving up smoking is at the top of the list for many people. Although we all know the difficulty of giving up an addiction, there is an infinite amount of information and resources that can help you stick to your goal and quit smoking for good.

If you are a smoker, you are not only putting your overall health at risk, but also your oral health and teeth.

If you are a smoker — you are already more susceptible to gum disease, and the methods used to treat gum disease will be less effective. Use of tobacco can lead to gum disease because it causes the attachment of bone and soft tissue to your teeth.

Smoking negatively impacts the normal function of gum tissue cells, which means smokers are more likely to experience infections such as periodontal disease. Smoking impacts the flow of blood to the gums – which generally means infections are slower to heal.

What does this mean for smokers?

  • Smokers have double the risk of contracting gum disease than nonsmokers
  • The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher the chance you will suffer from gum disease
  • If you smoke for a prolonged period, your chances will be even higher
  • Treatment methods for gum disease are less effective for heavy smokers

Finding Advice On How To Quit Smoking…

Clearly, smoking and tobacco have a detrimental impact on your oral health.

However, we acknowledge that it is undeniably challenging to kick the habit of smoking.

No matter how long you have been a smoker, it is always possible to quit the habit and improve both your general and oral health before it is too late.

If you can’t quit fully, even reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke daily can reduce your likelihood of experiencing periodontal disease.

See the NHS advice page on making small changes to kick the habit.

Worried about the impact smoking has already had on your oral health?

Then get in contact today on 01992 552115 and organise a free consultation meeting or book a check-up with one of our dentists.

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I had a great experience throughout my C Fast treatment, all of the team are attentive, professional and lovely! all appointments were on time and very efficiently processed – very happy with the results! would 100% recommend!

Don’t just take our word for it — see our credentials:

Besides being the leading featuring dentist on the popular Extreme Makeover programme (shown on Living TV), Rahul Doshi is also the Clinical Director of a prestigious dental publication Premium Practice Dentistry and continually teaches other dentists at The Advanced Training Institute.

An acclaimed dentist, he is also regularly consulted by the media to help understand the latest advances in dentistry.

See: Dr Rahul Doshi voted into the Top 50 most influential UK dentists

Dr Doshi’s particular interest is in simple, complex and advanced smile makeovers where teeth with a variety of problems such as tooth wear, discolouration, crowding, or gaps can be altered bespoke to the patients’ wants and needs.

His passion lies in creating a smile with the correct alignment, shape, gingival outline, shade, golden proportion, and teeth proportions following the unique curve of the patient’s lower lip.

Highly-Rated & Recommended

I had a great experience throughout my C Fast treatment, all of the team are attentive, professional and lovely! all appointments were on time and very efficiently processed – very happy with the results! would 100% recommend!

Don’t just take our word for it — see our credentials:

Besides being the leading featuring dentist on the popular Extreme Makeover programme (shown on Living TV), Rahul Doshi is also the Clinical Director of a prestigious dental publication Premium Practice Dentistry and continually teaches other dentists at The Advanced Training Institute.

An acclaimed dentist, he is also regularly consulted by the media to help understand the latest advances in dentistry.

See: Dr Rahul Doshi voted into the Top 50 most influential UK dentists

Dr Doshi’s particular interest is in simple, complex and advanced smile makeovers where teeth with a variety of problems such as tooth wear, discolouration, crowding, or gaps can be altered bespoke to the patients’ wants and needs.

His passion lies in creating a smile with the correct alignment, shape, gingival outline, shade, golden proportion, and teeth proportions following the unique curve of the patient’s lower lip.

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Our Hertfordshire practice provides a pleasant setting for patients who are looking for a comprehensive treatment that is both cost-effective and long-term. Browse our packages.

Dr Doshi believes that dentists should be dedicated to creating mouths that look great, feel great and that function satisfactorily.

He and his team of dental professionals work consistently towards creating beautifully balanced healthy mouths using a combination of techniques, including:

Patient-Centric Philosophy Across All Of Hertfordshire

“Patients are not always looking for the same thing. For example, if a patient wants treatment, we will pick and choose the right type of system and technology that would create superior and optimal results. A dentist these days has so many to choose from especially when creating smile makeovers. The same applies for adult orthodontic treatment and dental implants. We specifically design a smile to suit the individual. This is the secret of our success”. 

— Dr. David Bloom

We believe in creating the perfect smile for you and work intensively with their Smiles2SuitU program.

Their philosophy has included changing lives and exceeding expectations.

They have achieved this by designing customised dental programs to suit individual patient needs and wants.

After your comprehensive dental exam, a treatment plan specific to your needs and wants is created.

You are then assigned to the dentist or sometimes a team of dentists to carry out the specific types of treatment you may need.

We have dentists who are dedicated and experienced in individual fields such as Implants, Braces, Smile Makeovers, Periodontology, and Root Canal Treatment – this ensures that your entire treatment is carried out under one roof, and you have the most optimal treatment provided by the best dentist in any specific field.

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