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Smoking Cessation

Studies unanimously agree that smoking and the use of tobacco products is some of the most significant contributors to poor oral health.

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i travel a 240 mile round trip to this practice and always receive the best of care would recommend to all my friends and relations and often do.none of them would go anywhere else after receiving treatment. keep up the good work an excellent team.

The chemicals in tobacco have a destructive effect on gum tissue, causing it to recede and making it prone to infection and disease. We can treat gum disease with some easy treatments, but the only surefire way to prevent receding gums or gum disease is to quit smoking altogether. Otherwise, your gum disease and other issues will keep returning.

Smoking is responsible for a whole host of other unpleasant oral health issues like stained teeth, sores, impaired healing, reduced taste and smell, jawbone loss and more. Not to mention bad breath.

It is also one of the most common causes of mouth cancer, killing around 2700 people in the Uk every year. We can screen you for mouth cancer here at Bentley Mathieson, but you should consider quitting if mouth cancer is a concern of yours.

Smoking Cessation in Hartlepool

We believe it’s our duty as dentists to inform smokers of the risks they take every time they light up. We can provide information and support on quitting tobacco and a full range of general and cosmetic dental services to reverse some of the worst effects.

Quit smoking, and you’ll immediately notice improvements in oral health. You don’t have to be left reminiscing when you smoked either; we can offer you treatments like whitening to improve staining on your teeth.

We can even help treat things like gum disease, which is often induced by smoking. Let our experienced, skilled and welcoming team help you kick your habit and lead you to better oral health today.

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For more information on smoking cessation support, call us on 01492 221 353.

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Smoking Cessation FAQS

How long does it take for lungs to go back to normal after quitting smoking?

In as little as one month, your lung function can begin to improve. Your overall health might improve, too, as many people take up exercise after quitting smoking since their lungs can provide them with more oxygen. Exercising often feels a little easier than it did when you smoked.

What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?

After around three days of quitting, you could experience moodiness, headaches, irritability and cravings. But then you should notice less coughing and shortness of breath.

What dental treatments help smokers?

If you’re an ex-smoker, you can benefit from cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, composite bonding and more. If you have symptoms of bad breath, a consultation with our hygiene team might be in order.

How long does it take to feel normal after quitting smoking?

For most people, withdrawal symptoms will subside after 2-4 weeks of quitting, and you’ll feel your lung function and general health improve. After 30 days of not smoking, you should find that you’ll experience shortness of breathlessness and cough less than you did when you smoked.

Will I miss smoking forever?

Your withdrawal symptoms and cravings will probably peak in the first few days after quitting. But they’ll eventually settle down. No one said stopping was easy, but it’s incredibly worth it in the long run.

Is smoking one cigarette a week bad for you?

Yes. It’s not as bad as smoking 30 a day, but it’s still bad for you. Smoking comes with all kinds of health risks, and even if you think one cigarette a week won’t harm you, unfortunately, that’s incorrect.