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How giving up smoking can help your teeth

6 March, 2014

ImageThis year Wednesday 12th March marks the British Heart Foundation’s No Smoking Day. This is one of the country’s biggest health awareness campaigns, designed to encourage smokers to stub out cigarettes for good.

As well as being bad for our overall health and being a major cause of heart and lung diseases, smoking and tobacco are also linked to a variety of oral health problems including bad breath, gum disease, and more seriously oral cancer.

Regular visits to the dental team are essential to look after teeth and gums, and even more so for a smoker.  Dentist are best-placed to help combat the effects of smoking, and to spot any other conditions that may need further investigation.

To find out more about No Smoking Day and for help and advice on kicking the habit, visit www.nosmokingday.org.uk

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