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More care for smokers


This week we will look at more care for the inveterate smoker and ways in which we can limit the effects to lips and teeth.

Why Do Teeth Get Stained?

Smoking produces harmful chemicals that are deposited on the enamel of the teeth. Whitening pastes can help to reduce these deposits, but, with heavy deposits on the teeth, the enamel begins to get stained.{{more}}

How to Remove These Stains

1. The primary step is to quit smoking.

2. Adequate brushing also provides some relief.

3. The stains can be effectively removed using tooth-paint and the mouthwash.

4. Extreme situations will require professional services for teeth whitening. This is the only solution for restoring the teeth.

Whitening lights is the most advanced technology that makes use of the technology of bright light.

Lip Care for Smokers

Smoking results in dark lips that can be easily noticed. You must follow some tips to regain the beauty of your lips.

1. Smoking is a case of addiction and habit. You must reduce smoking if you find that you are unable to stop it.

2. A minimum of 8 glasses of water must be drunk daily to remove the toxins from the body.

3. A regular application of lip balm will moisten the lips.

4. Butter application at night also helps to moisten the lips.

5. Applying lemon juice, once a week, lightens the shade of the lips, as it carries bleaching property.

6. Vitamin C and E rich diet is apt for renewing the tissue that was damaged owing to smoking.

7. Eating strawberries is also a good remedy for chain smokers, as it helps to lighten the shade of the lips.

8. Honey – a natural moisturizer – also proves beneficial. Honey can be mixed with baking soda – a natural bleaching agent – and the mixture must be applied to exfoliate the lips. It must be done once every 7-10 days.

9. Use lip gloss for lightening dark lips.

10. Your lip balm must always include an SPF.

Have a great week until next time, when we will discuss more about dental health.

Dr Keith John

Email: [email protected]

Clinic: Heritage Dental

Tel: 784-456-2220

Cell: 784-526-0752