Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth?
The long-term effect on health and safety of using e-cigarettes and other vaping products is still not well known. In the fall of 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an
Considerations with Vaping
Using vaping products or e-cigarettes can have negative effect on your teeth and overall oral health. With that said, vaping seems to pose fewer oral health risks than smoking regular cigarettes.
Over the past decade, e-cigarettes and vaping have become increasingly popular, but research hasn’t quite caught up.
Although research and studies have been ongoing, there is still much unknown about the long-term effects of e-cigarettes.
Read further in this article to find out what we do know about potential side effects, e- liquid ingredients to avoid, and more.
How Can Vaping Effect Your Gums & Teeth?
Research suggests currently that vaping may have negative effect on your gums and teeth. These effects include:
Mouth dryness can be caused by some e-cigarette liquids, particularly propylene glycol. Bad breath, mouth sores, and tooth decay are all associated with chronic dry mouth.
Having inflammation in the gums is known for being associated with various periodontal diseases.
According to a review from 2018, live cell studies of human gums suggest that the aerosols from vaping can increase DNA damage and cause inflammation. This leads to cells losing their power to divide and grow. This can speed up cell aging which results in cell death.
This may play a role in oral health issues such as:
- tooth decay
- bad breath
- tooth loss
- dry mouth
- bone loss
- periodontal diseases
More long-term research is necessary to be able to understand how vaping-related cell death can affect oral health.
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