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If you have been smoking cigarettes and you’re suddenly feeling very strongly that it’s time to quit, a good way to gather up the motivation you need is to consider some very compelling reasons to do so. While the reasons can come in many forms, you will find that even within dental care, we can fill you up with a wide variety of ways cigarettes are harmful to you. To get started, think through some reasons to say goodbye to your daily smoking (and schedule a dental visit if you would like additional help with this aspect of your oral health).

Reason #1: It Promotes Hygiene-Related Disease

Unfortunately, even if you are a model patient in all other ways, your decision to smoke cigarettes can leave you with the problems of an individual who doesn’t care for his or her smile. All of your brushing, flossing, professional cleanings, and checkups cannot stop your smoking from leading to typically hygiene-related oral health diseases like tooth decay or problems with your periodontal health.

Reason #2: It Increases Your Chance Of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer claims the lives of over 10,000 people on an annual basis. The bad news regarding cigarettes is that smoking greatly increases your risk of developing this problem. Skip the smoking to reduce your vulnerability.

Reason #3: It Smells Bad

When you smoke, you can end up with temporary bad breath and even long-term bad breath. Why is this the case? First, the scent of the tobacco is unpleasant. Second, a portion of the tar from the tobacco can end up remaining in your mouth and throat, leaving you with some lingering breath odors. Then, of course, if you are already dealing with dry mouth (which can become a serious oral health problem), smoking will make it worse (which will lead to halitosis).

Quit Smoking To Protect Your Smile

Avoid smoking cigarettes to keep your smile and oral health in exceptional condition. Need help? Just ask. To contact us and set up a visit in Rowlett, TX, schedule an appointment with Rodem Tree Dental today at 972-475-2321. We proudly welcome patients from Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.