For those who are smokers, good dental hygiene and care is critical for a healthy mouth. There a number of problems caused by smoking including gum disease, oral cancer, tooth loss, bad breath and a dulled sense of smell.

In addition, smoking can create an excessive buildup of tartar, make teeth yellow, cause inflammation, slow healing after dental procedures and can even disqualify someone from having certain procedures done.

Oral Care for Smokers

If you’re a smoker, you should schedule your dental cleanings more frequently and regularly change your toothbrush. Keep dental floss and mouthwash and use them as part of your daily oral care routine.

When you visit Creekside Dental for a cleaning or exam, be honest about your smoking habit. This is helpful because your dentist will know what kinds of issues to be aware of and what screenings are important to help you maintain a healthy mouth.