We’re not very far into January. So you still have time to make a resolution or two – especially if it’s one that will improve your health. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best ways to boost your health – and get a better smile too.

Call 503-647-4645 today to schedule a cleaning and exam in our Salem, OR office. Once your teeth are clean and your mouth feels fresh, you may want to keep it that way. Giving up a smoking habit is a great way to do so. 

Maintaining a clean mouth is a good incentive. You might also find it easier to stay committed to kicking the habit by seeing some of the other positive effects it will have on your body. This short video describes many of them. While it doesn’t mention dental benefits, your oral health will definitely improve. You’ll lessen your risk of cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. You won’t have chronic bad breath or dry mouth anymore. You won’t have to worry about teeth that are stained from nicotine. 

Your dentist is happy to discuss some suggestions that may help you quit smoking. In the meantime, you can try some of these:

  • Trash your cigarettes, lighters, and other smoking supplies
  • Avoid situations where you know people will be smoking
  • Suck on sugar-free hard candy and/or chew sugar-free gum

Call Bickler Dentistry at 503-647-4645 today. Let us help you get a better smile!