Dental Problems You Can Get from Vaping

Electronic Cigarettes, E-cigs, and Vapes are all in the latest craze. People wanting to quit smoking have turned to these devices, and some have sworn it to be a better alternative to the traditional tobacco-filled cigarette. It is said to be healthier, and is risk-free due to it being powered by a battery. Moreover, it is more accepted in public places such as bus stops. It has an array of flavors to choose from, and it is said to be more favored simply because it caters to a larger audience.


Are They Healthier Than the Traditional Cigarette?


Even though E-cigarette is digitized, it still contains nicotine, which of course is a vasoconstrictor. It has the potential to constrict the blood vessels, limiting the amount of blood and nutrients that pass the body.


A study confirmed that with a steady decline of nutrients to the gums, heightens the chance of having gum diseases such as Periodontal Disease with symptoms of bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath), wobbly/loose teeth, inflammation of the gums, loss of teeth, and gum recession.


Despite a lot of people claiming it to be safer, it still produces ammonia, carbon monoxide, and acetone that sticks to the oral tissue which is one of the causes of oral cancer. Even though it doesn’t have smoke that can cause tartar buildup and tooth discoloration like the traditional cigarette, it has its own side effects. One of which is to inhibit your mouth’s ability to produce saliva. It is called Dry Mouth Syndrome that quickly leads to heightened bacteria buildup and in turn, causes rampant tooth decay for those who vapes consistently.


Overall, it is up to the consumer whether or not the risks are worth kicking the bad habit of lighting one. Both have been known to have ill effects on the body, especially the oral region. Studies have had mixed results, but are you willing to take the risk? Ask your dentist at your Carmel dental office for more information about vaping and dental health.