Smoking Cessation

The detrimental impacts of smoking upon oral health can vary in severity; from causing halitosis and tooth staining, to leading to mouth and throat cancer. Studies also show that there is a strong link between tobacco and periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Smoking is the principal cause of oral cancer.
Dr Chauhan and the dental therapist at this practice carry out full mouth cancer and gum health checks as part of your examination.
Other effects of smoking include loss of taste and staining, or yellowing of the teeth. We encourage regular hygiene appointments where tobacco stains can be removed and preventative care and advice can be provided. Please ask at your consultation for more information on smoking cessation.