You may not as of yet kicked the smoking habit or you already have but you are concerned about the impact of cigarettes and your teeth. It may be that your dental health is not great or you have stained teeth from smoking.
If you’re looking to improve your dental health after smoking and the appearance of your smile then here at Hawthorn East Dental we know we can assist you.
Can tobacco stains be removed from teeth?
Smoking damages teeth in more ways than one and certainly teeth will become more yellow as the tobacco stains the enamel and over time, the dentin which is the part of the tooth beneath the enamel (outer layer). If the stains have moved into the dentin then the discolouration is more difficult to remove.
It is possible to whiten your teeth after smoking and we advise you call our friendly and welcoming team at Hawthorn East Dental on (03) 9882 6606 to discuss your options.
Why do Teeth Turn Yellow from Smoking?
Just as your skin has pores, so do your teeth. Nicotine combined with oxygen turns yellow and is absorbed into the enamel sometimes the dentin. How stained your teeth become will depend on the health of your teeth and how long you have been smoking. The damage may be to the enamel or go deeper into the dentin.
Will my teeth get better if I quit smoking?
Smoking causes all sorts of health issues and dental problems. The hidden damage is also to your well-being and self-esteem. It has been found through research that your ability to smile opening and freely has a direct impact on your self-esteem and the way people around you interact with you.
Smoking causes gum disease which begins with bacteria building up on your teeth and then under your gums. Smoking also causes oral cancer and problems after oral surgery or tooth extractions.
With proper dental care, teeth cleaning and/or teeth whitening, we can improve your teeth once you quit smoking.
Teeth Whitening Melbourne Wide
We provide teeth whitening Melbourne-wide for those of you who have nicotine stains or just want to improve your smile. There are different teeth whitening products used in-chair and at home and before we recommend teeth whitening to you, we need to assess your oral health.
Some of our clients have their teeth cleaned or whitened for special occasions such as weddings, engagements or special Birthdays.
Teeth Cleaning as a Treatment after Smoking
Does a dental cleaning make teeth whiter? Yes, teeth cleaning by our dentists removes plaque and tartar build up, but for a longer lasting look, teeth whitening is a better option.
For optimum dental health, we recommend you schedule a regular teeth cleaning appointment regardless of whether you are a smoker or used to smoke.
Choose Hawthorn East Dental for Teeth Cleaning and Teeth Whitening in Melbourne
For expert advice on your teeth and smoking, give our friendly team a call or book in with one of dentists and take the first steps toward a brighter smile.