Dental professionals now have a unique opportunity to address smoking with patients.
Brief advice from a dentist or member of the dental team has been shown to increase a patient’s motivation to quit and can double a patient’s success with quitting. Addressing tobacco use with patients should be a priority for all members of the dental team and will result in improved oral health and outcomes for patients.
The Dental CO is the first ever breath Carbon Monoxide monitor specifically designed for use within dental practices. CO monitoring can serve as a valuable motivational tool for smokers and takes just a few minutes to conduct. The Dental CO is easy to use and allows patients to understand the harm smoking is causing to their health.