Although they appear to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes, more and more studies show the negative effects of e-cigarettes. Specifically, oral health is one of the first to be affected by the use of these devices.
Although at first glance it seems like a harmless product, you must know that the vapors they produce are not only formed by water vapor. When aspirating, the oral tissues are exposed to compounds produced by the heating of glycerin, nicotine, the scents contained in the liquid and other compounds that cause the death of numerous cells that are present in the oral mucosa.
In the same way as with traditional tobacco, when the vapors of electronic cigarettes subject the cells of the mouth to their compounds, they release inflammatory proteins. Depending on our consumption of these products, they can promote the development of oral diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.
It should be remembered that periodontitis is a very serious disease of the mouth that can not only lead to tooth loss but it is also related to several cardiovascular diseases.
Having good oral hygiene will not prevent the appearance of periodontitis if it is not accompanied by other good habits on a day-to-day basis.
The best solution to avoid complications in time is to eliminate the use of tobacco as soon as possible.
Quitting traditional cigarettes is already a very good step to take care of your oral and overall health. So, also leaving its electronic version is the ultimate goal to showcase a healthy smile.
Dr. Moretta, your Huntington Beach dentist, can help you take care of your oral health with dental treatments that will be 100 percent customized depending on your needs. Schedule your first appointment calling (714) 848-4247.
Location: 18652 Florida St #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648