HOW TO QUIT SMOKING

Posted Feb 15th, 2018

Prevention & Teeth Cleaning Edmonton AB 

Whether you smoke on occasion or you smoke a few packs a week, there’s one thing for certain: you aren’t doing your teeth or gums any favors. In fact, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 80% of patients with oral cavity cancers use tobacco on a regular basis— meaning that you are much more likely to get cancer if you smoke than if you don’t. However, because quitting smoking isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do in the books, we have created a brief guide of listing ways that you can quit smoking for good and prevent your mouth from getting oral cancer. Let’s take a closer look at some tips. 


Find Something To Keep You Busy

One of the biggest thing that smokers like about smoking is that it keeps their hands and mouths busy all day long. As a way to keep your mouth and mind busy, try doing something else like chewing sugarfree gum. Not only will chewing gum make smoking easier but it is also good at speeding up your mouth’s natural production of saliva which helps protect your mouth from cavities.

Avoid Triggers

If you hang out at bars that allow smoking or if your friends are heavy smokers, try to stay away from these places and these people for a little bit. Being around consistent tobacco smoke can be a trigger.

Find Support

One of the best ways to really quit smoking once and for all is to find a support group of friends and family that you can rely on. That way if you are having a hard day and need someone to rely on, then you can give them a call.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your heart, lungs, and oral health. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of your oral health, contact our Today’s Dental Alberta office at 780-489-1010.


 

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