Is vaping bad for your teeth?

Is it bad for your teeth if you 'vape'?

From a dental perspective, smoking causes serious problems with your teeth, including decay, gum disease and tooth loss, as well as affecting your future chances of having treatments such as dental implants.

Vapes and vaping have grown in popularity over the last few years as a popular alternative to cigarettes, and as a result, there has been a concern over the effects they may have on your teeth and gums.

Unfortunately, there isn’t yet a great deal of research on the long-term side-effects of vaping, however it does seem that the e-cigarettes can pose some risks. Aerosols can generate more bacteria which can lead to decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure., cavities and even gum disease.

Additionally, it seems that vaping contributes to the mouth becoming drier. A dry mouthThe condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. If it goes untreated, severe dry mouth can lead to increased levels of tooth decay and infections of the mouth. leads to bad breath and fosters an environment for decay to develop, as saliva is a great natural defence against decay. Furthermore, there has been evidence to suggest that e-cigarettes can kill cells inside your mouth and lead to an inflammation of the gums. As your cells play a huge role in the overall health of your mouth, losing them can result in problems ranging from bad breath to greater issues like tooth and bone loss.

As vaping is a fairly new trend, it is well worth your time reaching out to your dentist and seeking their recommendation.

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