What Can Be Done About Teeth Stained From Tobacco Use
Posted May 8, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Tobacco use can increase your risk for a number of different health problems. When you limit the discussion to your oral health, you can still find several issues (oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease) you can be more likely to suffer due to tobacco use. One hard to miss issue is the effect on your smile. Tobacco products can leave you with stains that dull your smile, and leave it with an unflattering yellowish quality. To eliminate the stains that have built up, you can discuss cosmetic treatment with your dentist. A professional whitening treatment will break up accumulated stains in your teeth, which can bring them back to a whiter appearance.
You can see big changes after a professional whitening treatment – even when you perform the treatment yourself. You have the option to take home professional whitening gels supplied by your dentist, as well as a special tray to evenly apply those gels. Whether you go about care at home or in the office, you can witness a remarkable improvement in your smile’s color.
Of course, as easy as it is to notice the effects of tobacco on your teeth color, you should also be on the lookout for its effects on your oral health. By smoking, or using chewing tobacco, you can put yourself at an increased risk for cavities, as well as gum disease. You should also know that your risk for oral cancer is greater. By cutting tobacco products from your life, you can lower your overall likelihood of suffering oral health issues.
Tobacco use can cause a range of problems for your smile, and your oral health. You can count on Wager-Evans Dental when you need restorative dental care, and when you have problems with your appearance. That being said, you should understand that using tobacco products will continue to increase your odds of experiencing issues. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome patients and their families from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.