How Smoking Affects Your
There are many health risks associated with smoking. But did you know that cigarette smoking can affect your oral health too? A good oral hygiene routine is a great start to maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Incorporate meridol® toothpaste, toothbrush and mouthwash solution to your oral care routine – it’s specially formulated to help protect you against gum problems.
Did you know, smokers are more likely to experience gum problems than non-smokers? While quitting may be a long journey, there are some things you can start doing to improve your oral health. Here's what you need to know about smoking and oral health in order to stay healthy.
Germs and Gum health
Plaque buildup and germs are not the only culprits when it comes to gum problems. Smoking or chewing tobacco can increase the risk of gum problems. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it difficult for your body to fight off conditions like gum sensitivity.
Bad Breath and Stained Teeth
Smiling is how we express happiness or acknowledge a stranger who might become a new friend. But if your teeth are stained, you can find yourself hiding your teeth, even during life’s happy moments. This is because the nicotine and tar found in cigarettes can cause a yellow or brown discolouration on teeth. Smoking also dries out the mouth, which is one of the most common reasons for bad breath – another confidence crusher.
All is not lost. You can remove teeth discolouration with professional cleaning and/or teeth whitening. Meridol also offers a whitening toothpaste to help you regain your confidence while maintaining healthy gums and good oral hygiene.
At-home Oral Care
Good at-home oral care is an important step that will ensure your mouth and teeth are as clean as possible. Proper oral hygiene can assist with treating early gum problems before they develop into more serious problems. Here are some oral care tips to help you maintain healthy gums and healthy teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day: Meridol® toothpaste helps fight the cause of gum problems. The soothing formula works effectively and acts gently like a balm, to keep your teeth and gums looking clean and healthy. Use this together with a meridol® soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean away food particles, plaque, and germs in the mouth.
- Use a mouthwash: Using mouthwash solutions help fight the cause of gum problems and is a great way to clean those areas that your toothbrush can’t reach.
- Floss once a day: Dental floss or other interdental cleaners help remove debris that can get trapped between your teeth.
- Visit your dentist or dental hygienist regularly: Routine dental check-ups help with early detection and treatment of oral issues.
Now that you know about the effects of smoking on your oral health, you can start the process of quitting – an important step towards improving your dental health. It’s normal to need support during this time, so don’t hesitate to reach out to family and friends.
Be sure to maintain proper oral hygiene. With the help of meridol® you can fight the cause of gum problems.