FORT LAUDERDALE, FL– It looks like adults now have another reason to quit smoking. According to an article published by The Journal of the American Dental Association, a link exists between secondhand smoke and health of teeth.
Though additional research needs to be done, it’s safe to say that dentists find the information concerning, particularly Dr. Lee Weiss. Some of the major factors for high-cavity risk include poor oral hygiene habits, low fluoride exposure and a diet high in refined carbohydrates.
Dentists have become accustomed to advising a healthier diet and oral care routine as ways for patients to combat cavities.
But if secondhand smoke proves to be a significant challenge in maintaining healthy teeth, dentists will have additional advice with regard to avoiding cavities.
Dr. Weiss emphasizes that secondhand smoke is a major concern for all health, including dental and full body.
Cavities, tooth decay that has destroyed enamel, are the most chronic disease in young people ages 6-19, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a way to improve the health of all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to reduce the occurrence of cavities in children by 10 percent within the next six years.
At Comfort Dentists and Sleep Dentists, we encourage proper oral hygiene habits for all ages. Those that make it part of their daily routine are less likely to experience cavities and other dental obstacles down the road.
Our practice focuses on prevention. And because we truly care about the well-being of our patients, we do a full oral cancer exam using VELscope, the worldwide leader in early discovery of oral tissue abnormalities.
If you’re looking for a dentist that will get you back to ideal oral care, give us a call. Our treatments are state-of-the-art and effective.
We know that you will love the results.
Comfort Dentists and Sleep Dentists are trusted providers of cosmetic and general dentistry in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Please contact our offices to learn more.
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