All smokers -- not just vapers but also users of more old fashioned tobacco products -- should quit but not everyone will, so practicing great oral hygiene habits will at least mitigate the chances of developing oral ailments.
PASADENA, Calif. (PRWEB) June 22, 2020
A May 27 article on Healio News reports on new findings that e-cigarette use may increase an individual’s risk for oral cancer and periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Pasadena-based Premier Care Dental Group says that all smokers -- not just vapers but also users of more old fashioned tobacco products -- should quit but not everyone will, so practicing great oral hygiene habits will at least mitigate the chances of developing oral ailments.
Premier Care Dental Group notes that many activities and diets can be harmful to a patient’s teeth and gums, including the frequent consumption of sugary or acidic foods and drinks as well as smoking. While these lifestyle choices may or may not represent additional health problems, the group says that committing to strong oral hygiene standards and biannual checkups conducted by a dentist certainly provides better odds for preserving one’s oral health.
The dental group also says that good oral hygiene habits naturally start with regular brushing and flossing. According to many dental health associations, the ideal time to brush is at least thirty minutes after eating as this allows tooth enamel that’s been subjected to various acids and sugars to reharden and protect the teeth before brushing commences. Premier Care Dental Group says that flossing is just as important as it allows patients to reach spots in between teeth that might otherwise be too hard to reach with a normal toothbrush.
That being said, Premier Care Dental Group says that even patients with the most vigilant approach to oral hygiene are likely to encounter some form of dental ailment in their lifetime -- few of us escape the occasional cavity or the need for a root canal. That’s when a dentist’s help can become a truly urgent matter. Patients already getting regular checkups are likely to experience additional benefits as dentists are trained to spot various maladies before the issues have a chance to progress into more serious ailments. No matter the timing, however, Premier Care Dental Group says that patients will be able to find some level of relief if they are experiencing adverse symptoms – but the earlier they seek professional assistance for an ailment, the more likely they are to save their time, money, and heartache.
Interested readers can learn more about Premier Care Dental Group by calling (626) 624-4560 or by visiting their website at https://www.premiercaredentalgroup.com/.