E-cigarette Chemicals and Teeth

Many people turn to electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking while some just view them as less harmful than tobacco products. However, most e-liquids used in these devices contain some level of nicotine as well as other chemicals that can damage teeth and gums. Along with nicotine, e-cigs also contain propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine.

These three ingredients break down during vaping (using an e-cigarette) and can cause dental conditions such as:

• Dry mouth

• Cavities

• Gum disease

These conditions along with “other oral health issues” have been linked to e-cigarettes and your dentist should be informed if you regularly “vape” so any oral or dental changes can be monitored.

Read more at https://www.perioimplantadvisory.com/articles/2019/01/vaping-and-oral-health-it-s-worse-than-you-think.html.

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