We all know that smoking isn’t good for us. Studies have shown time and time again that the health effects are nothing but negative. That said, if you are a smoker, knowing these facts may not be enough. Cigarettes and cigars are addictive on purpose, and if you’ve gotten hooked over the years, you may need a little help quitting.
Have no fear! Dre Nathalie Kadoch is the holistic dentist Montreal residents trust when they need help kicking the habit. She’s helped dozens of patients get rid of cigarettes forever. With her knowledge and experience, you can be set on the right path to a smoke-free future, too.
Here are a few quit-smoking tips our dental team would like to share:
1. Seeing Your Dentist Regularly
Regular dental visits are important for a number of reasons, but when you’re trying to quit smoking, they have a particularly special appeal. Professionally cleaned teeth can act as a deterrent to picking up unhealthy habits again, particularly if you decide to have your teeth whitened to remove some of the nicotine stains that occur over time.
Your dentist will also check your mouth for signs of oral cancer and cardiovascular disease, both of which can be caused from smoking.
2. Showing You How Smoking Affects Your Oral Health
When you look in the mirror, you might notice yellowing or browning in the coloration of your teeth’s enamel (but, maybe not, because this tends to happen over time).
Your dentist, on the other hand, can see a lot more of the effects of smoking that lie below the surface. When your dentist uses a patient mirror, you’ll see what he or she sees. This can be a powerful tool for understanding the effects of tobacco on a deeper level.
3. Access to Counseling Services
If you want to quit smoking, but you’re not sure how, talk to your dentist. He or she has a plethora of resources, from quitlines to support groups, that will facilitate your objectives for a healthier lifestyle.
4. Prescribing Cessation Medications
Dentists can prescribe cessation medications that make the process easier. Gums, pills, and other quit-aids have come a long way.
If you’re in search of a holistic dentist in Montreal who can help you eliminate cigarettes for good, we invite you to schedule an initial consultation with our Centre Dentaire team. Reach out to us online or by phone.