The Woodlands and Houston, TX
If you are a smoker, you already know the damage you are doing to your heart and lungs. What you may not know is the damage you are doing to your teeth and gums as well. The Woodlands dentist Dr. Scott Young strongly encourages our patients to quit smoking for both systemic and oral health. If you are in need of cessation ideas, we would be happy to offer support during your next routine visit to our office.
Smoking gives you bad breath, increases risks for black hairy tongue, and causes tenacious staining and discoloration. These issues however pale in comparison to the health consequences of this habit.
Smokers are at a significantly increased risk for:
- Tooth decay and infection
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Jawbone loss
These issues can result in tooth loss, changes to the shape of the jaw, and even increase risks for systemic illness and disease.
After you have quit smoking, we can begin to help you restore strength and beauty to your smile. During your next appointment, Dr. Young can discuss restoration options to help you decide on those best suited to meet your needs.
To schedule an appointment at Woodlands Premier Dentistry, please contact us online or by calling (281) 367-5559 today. Located in The Woodlands, we welcome patients from Houston and all surrounding areas of Texas.
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