There has been a lot of misconceptions about vaping since it has gained popularity in the last few years, especially when it pertains to your oral health. There is still much more research needed, but the results we currently have certainly aren't
When you inhale your vape pen or any other type of vaporizer or e-cigarette, you are not just inhaling "
- • propylene glycol
- • glycerine
- • formaldehyde
- • acetaldehyde
- • acrolein
- • toluene
- • nitrosamines
- • nickel
- • cadmium
- • aluminum
- • silicon
- • lead
Although the saturation of these chemicals entering your body is less compared to tobacco smoke from cigarettes, these chemicals entering your body on a regular basis can wreak serious havoc on not only your dental health but the health of your entire body. Side effects of consuming these poisonous chemicals can be catastrophic for your long-term health and even lead to cancer.
Inflames the Gums
According to an American study done in 2016, vaping causes an inflammatory protein that is released by the gums. The resulting stress on the gum tissue can lead to periodontitis and other gum diseases. If you already have sensitive gums, these could quickly exacerbate the issue.
Bad Oral Habits
Yes, vaping is less dangerous than smoking tobacco cigarettes, but it is not a habit kicking solution since nicotine is still present, making it very addictive. The habit of inhaling unnatural products into your mouth and lungs is simply dangerous. Overall, quitting any habit that pertains to inhaling anything, unless your doctor prescribes it, is the best thing for your health.
Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but can often be taken for granted. Your mouth is a window into the health of your body and your dentist always has that as a number one priority
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