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Banning smoking will be a significant step for children’s oral health

Well, it’s official, you cannot now smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 in the vehicle. The law came into play from October 1st of this year and anyone caught smoking with a minor in the vehicle can be charged accordingly.

The problem with second hand smoke is that it can seriously cause issues to the gums, create tooth loss and even mouth cancer. There is a great article on this over on the dental health website and you can read all about the positive effects this will have on your children.

Here at Sonria Dental Clinic, we understand the harm that smoking can cause your teeth. As nicotine sits on the teeth it can cause major discolouration especially in heavy smokers and also lead to other areas of concern such as mouth cancer, gum disease, tooth loss and much more. However, we are not here to tell you that you should quit smoking, but we do have ways to help combat the effects of smoking such as regular good oral hygiene such as brushing in the morning and the evening, flossing, using antiseptic mouth wash and making sure you have regular checkups with the dentist.

If there is anything you need to think about when it comes to oral health, it’s hygiene and regular checkups – so if you are in the Central London area near Regents Park, then why not get your free consultation with us and let us put you on the path to a healthier and happier oral lifestyle.

 

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