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20 January 2017

If you’ve successfully kicked your smoking habit, here’s how we can help you.

Smoking is a highly addictive habit as many readers of this blog will be only too aware of. Thankfully, the knowledge available about health issues, along with support and alternatives to smoking, means that many people have been able to stop smoking, often after a very long time.

If you are one of these people, you might wish to consider some of the benefits that we can provide at the Confidental Clinic to help repair any damage done to your oral health by your smoking habit.

Gum disease

Smokers are at an increased risk of suffering from gum disease. If you have not had your gum health checked before, or not for some time, we would recommend that you see the hygienist at our Surbiton dental practice so that they can examine your gums and also provide a professional clean to rid them of any built up hardened plaque (tartar). Once your teeth and gums have been cleaned, we recommend maintaining hygienist appointments to help keep your gums healthy.

Teeth whitening

One side effect of smoking is likely to be discolouration of your teeth. The tar in cigarettes and other tobacco products will, over time, stain your teeth and leave them looking yellow or even brown. Depending on how heavily you smoked, and for how long, a simple teeth whitening procedure may be all that is needed to restore the whiteness of your teeth. We offer our local Surbiton dental patients a choice of a fast acting in-house procedure or a custom home whitening kit if this is more convenient.

Dental veneers

Heavier or longer term smokers may find that a teeth whitening procedure, whilst offering some improvement, may not be sufficient to fully restore the whiteness of your teeth. In this case, dental veneers offer an alternative that is guaranteed to make your teeth white and attractive again. Instead of whitening the tooth, dental veneers are used to replace a layer of stained enamel from the surface. With appropriate care, well crafted and correctly fitted veneers can last for ten years or even more.

If you have stopped smoking, why not contact the Confidental Clinic in Surbiton for an initial consultation where we can examine your teeth and discuss the most appropriate treatment plan to restore whiteness and boost your smile. Please call us today on 020 8399 1291.

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