Research suggests electronic cigarettes (aka, vaping) may be harmful to gum tissue and teeth. This is similar to regular cigarettes and emphasises the importance of maintaining dentist appointments regardless of the type of cigarette used.
- E-cigarette vapours lead to the release of inflammatory proteins, causing stress within cells which may result in oral health issues.
- The flavoring and other chemicals within e-cigarettes can cause cell damage
- The extent of harm done will depend on how long and how often someone uses e-cigarettes.
“It’s important to remember that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is known to contribute to gum disease.”
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