Category: Quit Smoking

Can Quitting Tobacco Protect Your Gums?

When you think about the actions that affect your oral health, you can find that stopping certain behaviors can have value. Tobacco use can negatively impact your well-being in several ways. As far as your periodontal health is concerned, your consumption of cigarettes and other products with tobacco can make you more vulnerable to infections… Read more »

Drop Tobacco To Protect Your Gums!

How do you know if you are taking good care of your gums? At every routine dental exam, you can receive helpful updates about your periodontal health. If you have a history of problems with your gums, you can turn to your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist for support. One thing we can do for you… Read more »

A Smoking Habit Can Leave You Vulnerable To Gum Disease

A habit of smoking can affect the health of your lungs, stain your teeth, and make you vulnerable to a range of other oral and general health concerns. If you have struggled with periodontal disease, and you smoke, you should know that this behavior can have negative consequences for the health of your gums. By… Read more »

Tobacco Products Can Raise Your Risk For Gum Disease

When you smoke cigarettes, or regularly use any other tobacco products, you engage in a habit that can create several serious problems for your general health. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can tell you how the use of tobacco affects a person’s periodontal health in undesirable ways. By partaking in tobacco use, you can… Read more »

Using Tobacco Products Can Affect Your Periodontal Health

There are several problems that tobacco use can cause for your smile and oral health. The cosmetic effect of cigarettes and other products can be hard to ignore as they stain your enamel, and hurt your smile. You also increase you risk for oral cancer by using tobacco! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice,… Read more »

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 »