Category: Quit Smoking

Is Your Smoking Habit Creating Problems For Your Gums?

Your use of tobacco products can create several issues for your smile that you would most likely prefer to avoid. Teeth stains from smoking and smokeless tobacco can be unattractive and embarrassing. Your use of these products increases your risk for developing serious health problems, like oral cancer, later in life. You also have to… Read more »

Tobacco Products And Oral Health: A Quiz

Patients who smoke or use other smokeless forms of tobacco may feel conflicted when it comes to quitting. While you may recognize that smoking cessation offers many benefits to your life and those around you, it certainly does not mean you have all the motivation you need to make that change (or all of the… Read more »

Keep Your Oral Health Safe from Tobacco

The dangers of smoke and tobacco to your health are not a well-guarded secret. Experts, including the surgeon general, agree that smoking kills healthy tissue cells and can lead to or exacerbate a wide variety of health issues, including lung disease and cancer. Since your mouth is the first part of your body to come into… Read more »

Smoking Cessation: Nicotine Dependence Q & A

According to the American Cancer Society, only about 4% to 7% of people are able to quit smoking without medicines or other help. The chemical, nicotine, is the cause for tobacco addiction, whether it’s smoked or chewed. The dependence on nicotine means you may not be able to stop using the substance, although it is… Read more »

Experts Say: It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, claiming over 393,000 lives each year. The numerous health effects of smoking are well-documented, but research continues to uncover evidence of cigarette smoke’s influence, and how not smoking can improve your quality of life. The good… Read more »

Want Help to Quit Smoking? Your Encinitas Periodontist is Happy to Help

As part of our dedication to your oral and overall health, Dr. Ann Kania has spoken expansively about the effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco on all areas of your wellbeing. Your Encinitas periodontist is also proud to provide you with assistance in your quest to quit smoking; however, the care we offer doesn’t stop… Read more »

Why Not Smoking Can Improve Your Chances of Preventing Gum Disease

Hopefully, you don’t need any more reasons to not smoke, or to quit smoking if you already practice the habit. The risks to your health associated with tobacco use are well-known, and include an increased risk for most types of cancer, a weakened immune system that leaves you more susceptible to infection, and an inhibited… Read more »

Why Your Mouth Hates Cigarette Smoke

There was a time when the dangers of cigarette smoke were debatable, and the act of smoking was nowhere near controversial. Today, however, modern science and medicine have done away with the veil by providing irrefutable evidence of tobacco smoke’s detrimental effects on your physical health. Similarly, tobacco smoke can also devastate your oral health,… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Offers Help to Quit Smoking

Did you know that under a microscope your mouth looks like a jungle? At least this is how microbiologists describe the microbial activity inside your oral cavity. You may be surprised to find that hundreds of species of bacteria not only live in your mouth, but choose specific environments over others. For example, the bacteria… Read more »