Blog Post #18

Mecklenburg, R. E. Tobacco Effects in the Mouth: A National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Dental Research Guide for Health Professionals. Bethesda, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 2000. 28. Print.

  • It is important for health professionals to determine if their patient is using tobacco or not
  • Smokers need to visit the dental office more often than nonsmokers
  • The author of this book stresses the importance of dental visits for smokers. It also gives information on how to do self checks for cancer in your mouth if you are a smoker.

Rosseel, J.P. “Are Oral Health Complaints Related to Smoking Cessation Intentions?” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 38.5 (2010): 470-78. Web.

  • Rosseel’s studies prove that when dental health care workers bring awareness to their patients about the effects of smoking on oral health the number of smokers lowers greatly.
  • dental health care workers who inform their patients, also known as smoking cessation interventions, are known to be very affective in lowering the amount of smokers
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