Vaping or e-cigs have gained tremendous popularity over the last several years. Once thought to be a safer alternative to smoking or chewing tobacco, studies now suggest a link between vaping and oral cancer. Frisco, TX cosmetic dentist Dr. Dunia Korous has built her practice at Millennium Smiles around the total well-being of each of her patients. Vaping and other forms of tobacco products can be detrimental to both your overall health and your oral health.
How Tobacco Use Affects Your Oral Health
- Discoloration of teeth
- Dulled taste and smell
- Slow healing process
- Increased chance of developing gum disease
- Increased rates of oral cancer
Oral Cancer and Vaping
Oral cancer is a growing concern in the United States. Often going undiagnosed, oral cancer can be life threatening. If you are a smoker or use e-cigs, your chances of developing oral cancer are greatly increased. Be sure to tell Dr. Korous if you vape, smoke or chew tobacco. It is important to be screened for oral cancer often for effective treatment. Dr. Korous provides oral cancer screenings during every oral health exam for the benefit of our patients.
Cosmetic Dentistry For Ex-Smokers
If you have recently quit smoking, you may want to freshen your smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Korous offers a full range of cosmetic dental treatments that can help rejuvenate your smile. Teeth whitening can help white your discolored teeth. Our Frisco dentist office also offers porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and dental crowns.
A professional tooth cleaning may also help to rejuvenate your smile. A thorough dental cleaning can remove plaque build up and freshen your breath. Dental cleanings twice a year can help reduce the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you have been or are a smoker, you are at greater risk for developing gum disease and should consider frequent dental cleanings for your optimal oral health.
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To find out what treatment options will best restore your oral health contact our Frisco dentist office. Not all treatment plans are right for every patient. Dr. Korous will work with you to best meet your cosmetic dental goals. Dr. Korous offers a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to help you achieve a healthy, functional and beautiful smile.