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After Quitting Smoking: Trust The Dentist to Motivate You

No-one is perfect. No-one is without fault and leading a life without any negative aspect. The idea to live a meaningful life filled with purpose and passion. We all select our own vices, we all have them. However, why not always resolve to put your best foot forward in life. Act as if everyday is a job interview, and present yourself in the best way.

We all know the toxins that stain are teeth. Obviously the two most obvious one are nicotine and coffee stains. For now we will discuss only the stains caused by nicotine because they are the most lasting and the most avoidable. Nicotine stains occur between the teeth which is a difficult area to brush adequately leading to darker stains and more frequent darkening. The other common spot for nicotine stains is the front teeth because of the positioning of the cigarette when you smoke.

What should you do? Visit the dentist more often. A regular cleaning at the dentist, will eliminate those pesky stains. After seeing looking in the mirror and seeing those pearly whites that have been a distant memory since puberty, resolve to keep your teeth their natural white. Visit your dentist every six months and have him give you the primo cleaning, which most dentist offer regardless.

What to do between cleaning? You do not need any fancy products or gizmos. In order to keep your teeth their natural white, reduce your nicotine intact and brush with baking soda between dentist visits. Seeing your teeth so naturally white and putting in the effort to keep them that way should be a motivating factor in not only reducing your nicotine intact for removing it all together from your life.

I am just as guilty as the next person of resolving to keeping regular appointments and avoiding staining elements of my diet and caving to the desire to consume. But, eventually you too will make it. Getting a regular cleaning will give you a regular reminder of how great your smile can look! It is worth it. Let the world see the best version of yourself always!

After Quitting Smoking, Brush your Teeth after every meal

When you are a new non-smoker, someone who has smoked cigarettes for many years but only recently managed to break free of the shackles of nicotine addiction, you will find that temptation is everywhere. The bad news is that you have spent so much time smoking that temptation will never, ever go away. Twenty years down the line, you won’t have thought about tobacco in months, and a certain situation will present itself, and you will have an almost uncontrollable urge to smoke again.

The good news is that those situations will become rarer and rarer as time goes by, and will be easier and easier to ignore. My point is that as an ex-smoker – a term I hate by the way, I much prefer non-smoker – temptation will be everywhere, especially at the beginning. It will be hard enough to avoid what life throws your way, so you can make it easier on yourself by avoiding situations you know will tempt you.

If you are typical smoker, and every smoker is, then you most certainly enjoyed a cigarette after meals. Who doesn’t!? Well, as a non-smoker, you get to keep tasting your food and wine instead of drowning them in smoke, but that is easier said than done.

So at the end of the meal, when you feel like you should be going for that cigarette, just stand up and go brush your teeth. Give your mouth a good, clean taste and your teeth a new shine. By the time you get back from the washroom with your new clean mouth, the urge to smoke a cigarette will almost certainly have passed you by!

Brushing your teeth after eating instead of lighting up a cigarette will actually enhance the delicious meal you have just eaten instead of ruining it with nasty blue and black smoke. Your lungs, and especially your taste buds will be happy you did!

Smoking Cigarettes Gives You Bad Breath and Stains your Teeth

Cigarette smoking causes many secondary effects on ourselves and on those around us. However, the two most notable effects on ourselves are bad breath and stained teeth.

The mouth of a regular smoker is never clean for long and rarely as thorough. There are tons of spaces and crevices that a morning brushing misses. And who really has time to floss and polish every morning and every night. Part of the bad breath is caused by this hygiene issue, but the other more common part is in the nature of the habit. Let’s say for example, that the average person smokes 20 cigarettes a day and sleeps 8 hours a night.
That leaves 16 hours and 20 cigarettes. It is likely that most smokers do hold regular jobs and have 2 breaks and a lunch hour. So, that means 3-4 cigarettes max per work shift, what’s left 16 cigarettes. That means before work and in the evening, that average smoker will consume around 16 cigarettes. That is disgusting, but you can now see why so many smokers have terrible breath, how can you expect the mouth to adapt to that environment. If you are still working up to quitting, ensuring you drink eight glasses of water a day will help with the bad breath and help keep our mouth clear of bacteria.

The second big issue with smoking that I mentioned was stained teeth. I used to love getting my picture taken until I started to notice stains on my teeth from excessive smoking. Nicotine stains are the worst. The stains can get between your teeth and into areas that you may miss with your regular cleaning. While regular dentist visits will help with this, it is not always possible to keep your mouth as white as you’d like. Stained teeth give off a negative impression and do not allow you to put you best foot forward. In between dentist visit, try brushing with baking soda to naturally remove the stains at home. But really the best way to keep your teeth white is to quit smoking for good.