Electronic Cigarettes (aka Vaping) Linked to Gum Damage
Whether or not electronic cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes is still a topic of hot debate. But it seems that the nicotine flavouring and other chemicals in e-cigs may be just as damaging to gums. This comes from University of Rochester research which compared the effects of e-cig vapours on non-smokers’ gums. The research concludes that the chemicals and flavouring agents in e-cigs:
- Damage cells in the mouth
- Increase risk of oral diseases
- Increase risk of inflammations
As “e-cigarettes contain nicotine” (a known contributor to gum disease) any good dentist will not recommend their use in order to promote healthy teeth and gums. Find out more at https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/electronic-cigarettes-970/e-cigarettes-not-good-to-gums-study-finds-716974.html
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