If you smoke, you are damaging your smile. Smoking increases the risk of many oral health problems and reduces your body’s ability to heal itself after treatment.

Main points:

– Smokers are twice as likely to have gum disease.

– Oral cancer is a serious risk for smokers.

– Poor gum health and infections can lead to loss of teeth.

If you continue to smoke, it’s essential to have regular check-ups with a dentist.

“The longer you smoke and the more you smoke, the more your smile will be impacted by oral health problems such as gum disease.”




Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.