Oral Health: How Sugar-Free Mints And Gums Can Help Get Rid Of Tobacco Chewing?
Updated : July 05, 2021 13:07 IST
Dental Surgeon Dr Payal Agarwal has shared some tips for overall oral health recovery.
Tobacco chewing is addictive because of both the nicotine high and the gratification derived from having something in your mouth and munching on it. A higher concentration of nicotine is found in smokeless products than in cigarettes. Chewing tobacco increases your heart rate and spikes your blood pressure, increasing your heart problems and circulatory diseases. In addition, the sugar in spit tobacco causes decay in teeth. Dr Payal Agarwal, Dental Surgeon- Periodontology, Implantology, Co-Founder- Healthspace Clinic, shares a way to help you get rid of tobacco chewing and improve your overall oral health - chewing on sugar-free mints and gum.
Sugar-free chewing gums can be of two types:
Tobacco chewing is a problematic habit of quitting. When the cravings get tough, you will need your family and friends and many distractions to keep your mind off the tobacco packet. A simple thing is to always have sugar free mints within arms reach. This will go a long way for overall health and especially oral health.