Vaping And Oral Health – What We Know

Vaping is often promoted as a “healthier” alternative to tobacco products containing nicotine, such as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. But despite the marketing campaigns pushing for vaping as a “safe” alternative to tobacco products, the fact is that it can have some serious negative consequences for your oral health. In this blog from Cornerstone Dentistry, we’ll take a look at what we know about vaping and oral health.

Vaping Can Cause Oral Health Issues That Contribute To Cavities & Gum Disease 

Vaping is still a relatively new phenomenon compared to smoking cigarettes or using oral tobacco. And while more studies are in the works to study the effects of vaping on your mouth and on your body, the fact is that we already know that it can contribute to your risk of serious oral health issues. Here’s how.

Overall, the effects of vaping and “e-cigarettes” on your oral health are very dangerous. A study in the journal iScience showed that about 43% of people who vaped had gum disease or oral infections.

This was less than among smokers (73%), but much higher than the percentage in people who did not smoke or vape (28%). So while vaping may not be quite as bad for your mouth as traditional tobacco use, it’s still a bad habit that can seriously harm your oral health. 

Quit Vaping To Preserve Your Oral Health – And Get A Checkup Today!

If you want to maintain a strong and healthy mouth, you should quit vaping. In addition, you should make sure to get an oral exam in Covington from Cornerstone Dentistry. Dr. Keleigh Lascari can examine your mouth to look for signs of oral infections and gum disease, and create a plan to restore your oral health. Contact us online or call now at (985) 869-8020 to get started right away. 

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