Everyone knows that smoking isn’t good for you. It’s been told to us by our family, friends, politicians, celebrities…you name it. There are even television advertisements warning us about the dangers of smoking and other uses for tobacco. Your lungs aren’t the only organs in your body that can suffer from repeated tobacco use. People who use smokeless tobacco, or “dip” as it’s more commonly known, are putting themselves in danger of developing big oral health problems. Our office in Virginia Beach, VA wants you to steer clear of tobacco in any way that you can. For those of you who don’t smoke or use tobacco for any reason; good for you! For the others who do smoke or use smokeless tobacco, it’s time to kick the habit.
Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck want you to come to our office if you notice anything out of the ordinary in your mouth. They are the dentists in Virginia Beach that you can trust. Gum disease is typically a major concern with patients that smoke. We want your oral health to be in the greatest shape it can possibly be, but smoking will only hinder the progress we want to make.