In 2007 the smoking ban in public buildings and workplaces was introduced, which may have had an impact on reduced levels of smoking, however it is estimated that almost 20% of adults aged 25-34 in Britain regularly smoke. Around 100,000 people die each year from smoking-related causes.
Brightside Dental’s principal dentist Ketan speaks about the impact on dental health :
Smoking has a significant effect on dental health including:
- Increased risk and severity of periodontal (gum) disease
- increased risk of dental decay
- increased risk of mouth cancer
- halitosis (bad breath)
- staining of teeth
- delayed wound healing and increased risk of infection after extractions and surgical procedures
For more information on and help with stopping smoking visit : https://stopsmokinglondon.com
If you would like more advice from Brightside Dental and how we can help you, give us a call on 020 88884401.