Toxic Teeth: Smoking and Oral Health Issues

smoking and oral healthIt is a commonly known fact that smoking leads to health problems such as lung cancer, but did you know that smoking and oral health problems often go hand in hand?

In fact, smoking is the leading cause for almost 75% of gum disease in adults. This percentage includes adults who smoke from pipes and cigars, as well as those enjoying smokeless tobacco.

As soon as you begin using tobacco products, you are more likely to experience these common problems that are tied with smoking and oral health problems:

  • Bad breath
  • Stained teeth and tongue
  • Gum disease
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • Delayed healing process after dental treatment
  • Mouth sores
  • Decreased sense of taste and smell

At 7 Oaks Laser Dental we are always dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health, that is why we strongly recommend patients to quit using any tobacco products.

For the sake of your teeth, gums and oral health, use these steps recommended by the Surgeon General to help make quitting smoking easier.

  • Be prepared
  • Ask for help from friends/family members/co-workers
  • Invest your free time in an interesting activity
  • Be prepared for a relapse
  • Get medication, if necessary, and use it correctly

The team at 7 Oaks Laser Dental understand how difficult and time-consuming quitting smoking can be. However, we are dedicated to helping you protect your most valuable asset ”your beautiful smile.

Contact our Abbotsford dental clinic if you are in need of any support or advice on your journey to understanding smoking and oral health issues.

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Our Location

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre is conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre

#328 – 32900 South Fraser Way,
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Phone: 604-870-9838
Fax: 604-870-9839
Email: info@7oaks-smile.com

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WHAT IS THE ITERO® ELEMENT™ INTRAORAL SCANNER?

The iTero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that allows your local dentist to forgo messy putty in your mouth. We can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.

NO GOOP. NO GAG. NO WORRIES.

During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. We can use the scanner for new patient, hygiene and Invisalign appointments.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions.
  • Fast and accurate.
  • No unpleasant taste or smell.
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile.

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The iTero element scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Please feel free to ask us any questions about iTero, online or on the phone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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A Dentist Near Me

32900 S Fraser Way #328, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.