Smoking & Your Oral Health:

Smoking can impact your overall health in a variety of ways including:

If you want to stop smoking there are many ways that have been shown to be successful including

Research has shown that discontinuing the use of tobacco products at any age will improve your health and increase longevity.  Dr. Andersen or your other health care providers can share more information on how to quit.

Acid Reflux & Tooth Enamel

Acid reflux, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD affects an estimated seven million people and can also lead to erosion and permanent loss of tooth enamel.  It may also contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, extensive loss of tooth tissue with teeth grinding and even esophageal cancer.  Acid reflux and its effects are is one of the many systemic diseases that can impact long-term oral health and may be detected during a professional, preventive dental exam.  As we partner together to help you enhance your oral health, let us know of changes in your medical history at each dental appointment by telling us about all existing or any new medical conditions.