Blog Post #20

Brichford, Connie. “Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health.” 13 Aug. 2009. Web. 9 July 2015.

  • The three solutions to this problem that this author suggests are to stop smoking, get regular dental checkups, and to make sure to brush your teeth properly. This article was medically reviewed by Niya Jones, who has both MD and MPH credentials.

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

“Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health.” 27 June 2014. Web. 10 July 2015.

  • This article discusses all of the effects smoking causes on your oral health. It then talks about ways to help this problem by going to the dental office and getting a check up. It also says to quit smoking and to ask your dentist or dental hygienist about the damage you are causing when you smoke.

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