Some smokers switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes in the hope that it will be beneficial to their health. It’s an admirable goal because caring for your health is one of the most important things you can do.
There’s no doubt that smoking is harmful, and evidence is now showing that using e-cigarettes, or vaping as it’s more commonly called, is too. In fact, some news organizations have been carrying stories saying that 47 deaths in the US and 2,290 illnesses are associated with vaping. To assure yourself of total dental health, you need to be aware of the risks of vaping and the impact it can have on your teeth and gums.
The team at Total Dental Health has assembled a few points for your consideration, such as:
E-cigarette aerosol is believed to generate more bacteria on teeth than non-vapers have on their teeth. This bacteria leads to increased tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Vapers also suffer from dry mouths, inflamed gums, and more mouth and throat irritation than those who don’t smoke.
It has been suggested that vaping aerosols can lead to DNA damage, which leads to cell aging and cell death. This, in turn, is considered a factor in conditions such as periodontal disease, tooth loss, and bone loss, among other issues.
Smoking in all its forms isn’t beneficial for total dental health and it’s best to avoid it.