In this message from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we share a recent study on the effects of e-cigarettes on oral health. That study has more dismal information for anyone who thinks vaping is less risky than traditional cigarettes.
Writing in the journal Oncotarget, scientists concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and permanent cellular damage. These conditions, in turn, can bring about gingivitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss.
Why is this article appearing on a pediatric dental blog? Unfortunately, many young people have taken up vaping. It has become an issue for dentists who provide care for adolescents.
As defined by the FDA, “E-cigarettes are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.”
Before e-cigarettes came along in 2005, the number of smokers of traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unexpected rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has triggered a substantial health risk, especially for the nation’s youth.
The U.S. Surgeon General says the use of e-cigarettes use has increased a staggering 900 percent among among high school students.
All too often at OKC Smiles, we treat patients suffering from smoking-related oral health problems. We do it with expertise and compassion. We also offer reliable information about public health issues. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a checkup with us today.
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