teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth , oralhealthYou might be shocked to learn that smoking can cause you to lose otherwise healthy teeth. Why is this possible?

– The chemicals in cigarette smoke weaken the bone within your jaw.

– Smoking also causes gum disease; placing your teeth at further risk.

– Let’s also remember that oral cancer is attributed to smoking on a regular basis.

“Healthy cells have the potential to turn cancerous, meaning oral cancer is a very real risk for smokers.”

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.