Are you a smoker? Do you partake in any other form of tobacco? If so, you may be aware that approaching from the not-so-distant future on May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. For those of you who would like to take advantage of this international celebration as a springboard to say, “goodbye” to tobacco, we would like to help. If you have questions about quitting, please let us know. As for offering the motivation you seek to steer your life away from this substance, we offer up a few compelling reasons to avoid it altogether, such as the fact that it can limit your candidacy for dental implants.
Reason #1: It’s Bad For You
In general, tobacco is bad for your oral health and your overall health. It is known to promote the development of both periodontal disease and oral cancer, may increase your likelihood of lung cancer, and may result in a long list of additional health concerns.
Reason #2: It May Contribute To Dental Implant Failure
It is not impossible to smoke or consume tobacco and to receive dental implants. However, the use of tobacco makes candidacy more complicated and may negatively affect the survival of your placed implant. Though we may be able to work around the issue, taking tobacco out of the equation makes replacing your teeth much easier.
Reason #3: It May Discolor Your Smile
Did you just receive a shiny new dental crown over your dental implant? Does your smile still include natural teeth? Keep in mind that both your tooth tissue and porcelain are resistant to staining but they are not able to resist discoloration 100 percent. Your smoking may cause your smile to appear yellowed. Avoid it to promote a smile that remains vibrant.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).