Tobacco Products and Your Oral Health

Smile Workshop is a family dental practice with eight locations throughout Texas. Our team of dental experts is committed to protecting your family from future dental problems. We are a full-service dental office, which means we do a lot more than just clean your teeth. Smile Workshop has dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists and endodontists at every location.

Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco are absolutely horrible for your dental health.  Do you habitually smoke or chew tobacco? Tobacco products do more than just leave you with bad breath.

Here are a few of the effects cigarettes and chewing tobacco can have on your dental health:

–       Not being able to taste food like you once did.

–       Weaker sense of smell.

–       Stained teeth.

–       Gingivitis that eventually causes gum disease

–       Tooth loss.

–       Gums that take significantly longer to heal after dental work.

–       Complications while having cosmetic dental procedures.

–       Oral and throat cancer.

Do yourself and your entire family a favor by dropping your bad habit. Smile Workshop realizes that quitting isn’t easy. The nicotine you consume while smoking cigarettes (and cigars) and chewing tobacco is highly addictive. It is critical to have a plan of action for when you give up smoking or chewing. If you’ve tried giving up smoking or chewing in the past, but failed, talk to a Smile Workshop dentist. He or she may be able to provide you with medication that reduces your craving for nicotine.

If you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco regularly, come to Smile Workshop. We have locations in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Timber Creek, Denton, Hurst, Balch Springs, San Antonio and Amarillo. A Smile Workshop dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening during your visit. Call your local Smile Workshop today and schedule an appointment today!

-Smile Workshop