Many of us are already making a list of resolutions to welcome in the New Year. If you’re a smoker, one of your resolutions may be to stop smoking for good. As your dentist, we hope you do.
We’d love to help! Ask us for suggestions on quitting at your next dental exam. Start with a cleaning that will leave your mouth feeling fresh. (We’ve included a few suggestions in this post.)
As added incentive, check out this short video that details many of the positive results that will happen when you quit and when you can expect to see them. For instance, your heart rate and blood pressure will return to normal within 20 minutes.
Your smile will certainly benefit. You won’t have to worry about nicotine-stained teeth, chronic bad breath, or dry mouth. You’ll also be less susceptible to cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Try some of these ideas to quit smoking:
- Dispose of cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, and similar items
- Load an app on your phone to help you quit
- Ask other smokers to abstain when around you
- Suck on sugar-free hard candy or chew sugar-free gum
Ready to stop smoking for good? Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule your appointment in Charlotte, NC.