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Vaping and Oral Health

3 December 2018 by Breeze Dental

Vaping Causes Inflammation of Gum Tissue

Contrary to the belief of some people, e-cigarettes still contain nicotine. When used, they burn
nicotine and other chemicals for you to inhale.

 

Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Leads to Dry Mouth

The nicotine in e-cigarettes can also cause dry mouth. By drying out the mouth, these devices
can increase your risk for both tooth decay and gum disease.

 

You Increase Your Risk of Oral Cancer with Vaping

Published research about e-cigarettes is finding more and more dangerous chemicals in these
products. Toxic chemicals and heavy metals present in e-cigarettes are damaging to the lungs
when inhaled. These chemicals have the potential to be carcinogenic, and since the vapor is
coming into direct contact with the mouth, your risk for oral cancer is increased.

If you vape e-cigarettes instead of traditional ones you could still be putting your health at risk.

 

Key takeaways:

– E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other chemicals that increase your risk of oral cancer.

– Nicotine can cause gum tissue to recede over time.

– The drying effect of vaping reduces saliva flow and allows bacteria to attack gums and teeth.

Talk to a dentist if you need to know more about the effects of vaping on your oral health.

“If you choose to use these products, visiting your dentist can help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums!”

Although vaping has been marketed as being “safer” than cigarettes, the jury is still out on this
one. The presence of nicotine and other chemicals make these smoking devices a threat to your
oral health, increasing your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. If you choose to
use these products, visiting your dentist can help you maintain the health of your teeth and
gums!

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