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  • Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

    Smoking is a very unhealthy habit that can cause tooth discoloration, an increase in the build up of plaque and tartar on your teeth and can increase your risk of oral cancer.

    Stubbed Out Cigarette

    At Augusto S. Fojas, DDS, we are dedicated to the improvement of the oral and overall health for the people of Franklin and Delaware counties. We would like to take the time to give some helpful tips for those of you that are trying to quit smoking.

    Managing your levels of stress can be one of the most powerful tools in your fight to stop smoking. One of the main reasons why people smoke is to relieve stress.

     

    Instead of lighting up, try getting a relaxing massage, listening to calming music or do yoga.

    If drinking makes you want a cigarette, try to stay away from alcohol.

    If you enjoy having a smoke after a meal, try to replace it with gum or a healthy snack. Identifying smoking triggers can also help you cut down much more easily.

    For even more information about why you should quit smoking, check out Smokefree.gov.

    Are your teeth discolored from smoking? We can help, find out more about our Zoom whitening services by contacting us today.

    Stay tuned for our next blog about how to reduce cavities!  For tips like this and more, like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter!