DO NOT SMOKE AND SMILE HEALTHILY

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DO NOT SMOKE, SMILE HEALTHILY

The harm of smoking does not end with counting. Smoking, which is an invitation to many types of cancer, causes many ailments, from gum disease to tooth loss. It may have been seen the warnings on the cigarette packages, Quitting smoking immediately reduces the factors that threaten your health at a high rate. Which of the diseases associated with smoking comes to the mind? A high probability of lung cancer, perhaps emphysema even more…
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Did you know that 50 percent of gum diseases are caused by smoking? Chronic gum diseases can lead to the fact that you completely lose your teeth. Research shows that tobacco use may be one of the biggest factors in the development of gum disease.

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Gum disease is a bacterial infection. It is a disease that destroys the soft tissue and bone that holds your teeth to your jaw. Bacteria settle and develop in dental plaques located in the cavities on the edge of your teeth. Thus, your body reacts to dental plaques and this causes soft tissues and bones to collapse.

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THE FORMATION OF DENTAL CALCULUS INCREASES

In the early stages of the disease, you may notice bleeding when brushing your teeth or cleaning with a floss. As the infection worsens, your gums begin to collapse. It is pulled back from your teeth and cavities occur. As the supporting structures in your mouth decays, the space between your gums and teeth deepens. Eventually, your teeth become loose, you begin to experience pain and suffering. In fact, your teeth may even fall out completely. Research shows that smokers have more tartar than non-smokers. Using tobacco products can cause gum disease to worsen faster. Smokers have deeper cavities between their teeth and gums than non-smokers and suffer more severe bone decays.

Studies show that smokers are three to six times more at risk than non-smokers. The rate of severe bone loss found dec smokers and those who have quit smoking and those who have never smoked is five times higher. Smoking not only increases your risk of gum disease, it also complicates the treatment process. This is because smoking prevents your mouth from repairing itself. In studies examining non-surgical gum treatments, it turned out that smokers showed much less improvement than non-smokers. Smokers are also poorly responding to treatment with oral surgery.

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TOBACCO INTERFERES WITH BLOOD FLOW

Dental crowns and bridges look great when they are first placed. But smokers lose this image over time. Popular cosmetic applications such as porcelain lamina cannot maintain its strength and beauty for a long time in people who smoke. As it seems, smoking interferes with the basic functions that counteract diseases and promote healing. According to the results of the research; it is believed that the chemicals contained in tobacco interfere with the flow of blood to the gums. Smoking is not the only thing that contributes to gum disease. All tobacco products adversely affect the health of the gums. These include a pipe, smokeless tobacco and a cigar. It is stated that smokeless products such as nicotine gum cause oral cancer, gum disease or tooth loss.

According to the results of studies conducted, gum disease was observed in 19 percent of users who smoked cigarettes or pipes and then quit. It was found that this rate was three times higher than that of non-smokers. The only good news about smoking and oral health is the warnings of the Turkish Ministry of Health. Quitting smoking immediately significantly reduces the factors that threaten your health.

According to a recently published study, the rate of dental disease in people who stopped smoking 11 years ago is the same as in people who have never smoked. Even reducing the usage rate helps. A study on this topic shows that those who smoke 1.5 packs a day have a six-fold greater risk of developing the disease than non-smokers, but those who smoke half a pack a day have a three-fold higher risk. We think JCI hospital dental health centers are good places to help quit smoking…

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YOU MAY GET ORAL CANCER

The biggest danger of tobacco to your health may be its connection with oral cancer. According to the Turkish Society for Cancer Research in 91 percent of people with oral cancer and some types of larynx cancer smoke. The risk of these cancers appearing in the body increases according to the frequency of use of these products. Smokers are six times more at risk than non-smokers.
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It is noted that in 37 percent of patients who continue to smoke after cancer treatment, the cancer recurs and secondary oral, throat and larynx cancer occurs. smoking tobacco products from cigarettes, cigars and pipes can cause cancer in the mouth or in the part of the throat located just inside the mouth.

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It can also cause cancer of the larynx, esophagus, kidney, urinary bladder and several other organs. Smoking a pipe can also cause lip cancer where the pipe touches it. Smokeless tobacco products such as nicotine gum are thought to cause cheek, gum and inner lip cancers. Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of cancer by 55 times.

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TOBACCO CAN DAMAGE IMPLANTS

Dental implants replace lost teeth, however, smokers should know that there is a possibility that this procedure will fail. Research shows that implant disorders are more common in people who smoke. Those who are considering having a dental implant should consider this risk. It is very important to quit smoking before having an implant. 

Turkey Medicals – we recommend that you get counseling and help with quitting smoking.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

Disclaimer:

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Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
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