Besides causing serious damages to general health, smoking also has adverse effects on oral health.
According to different studies, the chance of developing gum disease of smokers can be up to five times or more likely higher than that of non-smokers.
The nicotine in the cigarettes can reduce body resistance and can jeopardize the healing potential of oral tissues. These worsen the condition of gum disease.
List out reasons for quitting as motives. For example, quitting smoking can:
Change habits that will trigger your urge to smoke. Make a plan that will help you quit smoking. At the initial stage of quitting, you may try chewing sugarless gums instead of smoking.
You need to be determined and persistent that you will not be affected by cigarettes again.
Should you need help and assistance, please browse the website of “The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health“ or dial 1833 183 for the Integrated Smoking Cessation Hotline of Department of Health.