Posted on 1/15/2018 by Water's Edge Dental
|Have you smoked for a while, and know that you want to quit, but aren't quite sure how to get the process started?
Quitting is one of the hardest things that most people ever have to do. Your body and your mind tell you that you want more, but you know it's hurting you to have.
Your body isn't doing well while you are smoking, and your mouth is taking a lot of the damage. If you want to quit smoking, one of the best resources you have available to you might just be your dentist.
How Your Dentist Can Assist You with Quitting SmokingQuitting smoking is difficult, but talking to your dentist can make it easier. Knowing the actual damage that smoking is doing to your teeth makes your desire to quit stronger.
They can show you the damage that is already starting on your teeth, and likely have some type of visual aid that can show you how bad the dental damage can get.
Dentists also have fact sheets that can talk about how much smoking can damage your mouth, and how quickly your body starts recovering after you stop smoking.
Many dentists also have notebooks with the number readily on them to call the quit smoking hotline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) where you can talk to people when your struggles to quit are getting the better of you.
By getting your teeth cleaned and whitened, it can be harder to go back to using and staining up your teeth. This is another way that dentists can help improve your chances of quitting.
Speak with your dentist about your attempts to quit smoking, and see what options they give you as far as help. They may be one of the better resources available to you that you didn't even know you had.