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Smoking And Your Dental Health at Donnybrook Dental practice, Dentist in Dublin 4

Your Mouth - The Effects of Smoking

  • Smoking causes bad breath

  • Smoking causes a bad taste in the mouth

  • Smoking causes tartar on teeth

  • Smoking is associated with gum diseaseSmoking stains the teeth, tongue and dentures

  • Smoking causes mouth cancer … even a few a day puts you at risk


Did you Know That …

  • Mouthwashes and smokers' toothpastes may be effective in removing stains and making your mouth feel fresher but they cannot treat any underlying damage caused by smoking.

  • Dentists are very aware of the risks to health from smoking. In fact, 6 out of 7 Irish Dentists don't smoke.

Your Mouth - The Benefits of Not Smoking

  • Your teeth will look cleaner

  • Your breath will be fresher

  • Your food will taste better

  • Your risk of mouth cancer drops dramatically

  • Your General Health Will Also Improve …

The benefits of stopping smoking begin immediately. Stopping smoking decreases the risk of -

  • Lung Cancer and other Cancers

  • Heart Disease

  • Stroke

  • Bronchitis and Emphysema

  • Additional Benefits

  • Women who stop smoking before pregnancy or during the first 3-4 months of pregnancy, reduce the risk of having a low birthweight baby.

  • Ex-Smokers live longer than continuing smokers.

  • You will be free of the pollution of tar, carbon monoxide and other poisons.

  • You will be free from the dependence on Nicotine and feel in control of your life.

  • You will be free from smokers' cough.

  • Breathing will improve very quickly and you will experience a sense of well being.

Extra Support and Information is Available From

  • Your family Doctor. Your Doctor is a good source of information and advice on giving up smoking.

  • Your local Health Centre may be running a support group for people stopping smoking. Ring them and ask.

  • Your local Pharmacist will advise you on a range of products which may help you in stopping smoking.

  • The National Smoker's Quitline - Phone: 1850 201 203.

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