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Title: Five Dental Care And Oral Hygiene Tips For Smokers.


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Five Dental Care Oral Hygiene Tips for Smokers
  • BY Heritage Grove Family Dental

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As much as smoking is injurious to overall
health, it is harmful for oral health too. Both
doctors and dentists address the negative impacts
of smoking because not only it impairs lungs, but
affects teeth and gums too. It is, therefore, a
common enemy of health and teeth.
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Smoking implies discolored teeth, persistent bad
breath, periodontal disease, mouth sores,
cavities, and oral cancer. Dentists, therefore,
assert on abandoning cigarettes worldwide and
recommend strict dental care for people who have
been unable to quit it.
While the best thing is to quit smoking,
following are some essential dental care tips for
smokers
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Choose the Right Toothbrush
An ideal toothbrush for smokers is one that has
strong and stiff bristles. The stiffness of the
brush will help smokers keep their teeth clean
from tar and nicotine. In addition, this type of
toothbrush is able to reach to problem areas in
the mouth and works well for smokers. However,
make sure your brush is small enough to reach to
the back of your gums. Since your brush shouldnt
hurt your gums, make sure that your brush isnt
too stiff.
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Watch Your Diet
Smoking discolors teeth in no time and your diet
can further affect them. It is, therefore,
essential to avoid foods that cause erosion and
staining. While smokers must ward off the intake
of highly acidic foods, coffee and soda are the
most common teeth strainers and one should avoid
them.
Besides, the highly acidic foods, coffee and soda
contribute in forming cavities and enamel
breakdown as well.
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Use a Smokers Special Mouthwash
If you are a smoker, you must rinse your mouth
with a mouthwash daily. While you will find many
mouthwashes, choose one that is tailored at
smokers. Mouthwash controls the odor caused by
smoking and reduces bad breath. So, invest in a
mouthwash that is designed specifically for
smokers.
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Perform Self-Checkups
Being a smoker, you should perform self-checkup
to see if there are any sores around the face,
neck and mouth or white, red or dark patches on
the inside of the mouth. In case there are sores
and patches, you must see your dentist because
they are signs of a serious problem. You must
also check for frequent bleeding in the mouth,
lumps, lesions and swelling. Lumps on the gums
and lips must also be reported to the dentist
because they indicate a serious problem.
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Also, dont ignore pain and numbness because both
could be a sign of a chronic ailment.
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See Your Dentist Regularly
Dont skip visiting your dentist on a regular
basis because they can watch for signs of teeth
decay, gum disease and oral cancer and can keep
you from these painful dental problems with the
help of early diagnosis and immediate treatment.
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Smokers are more prone to getting gum diseases,
halitosis, cavities and oral cancer than
non-smokers. So, why not stop smoking?
While your dentist would be happy with your
quitting decision, you must follow these tips to
improve oral hygiene and control dental problems.
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THANK YOU
If you lived in Plainfield Illinois and looking
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