Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, with many people considering it a safer alternative to smoking. However, there are still risks associated with vaping that you should be aware of. One risk is the potential for damage to your oral health.
How Does Vaping Affect My Oral Health?
The vapors can also cause irritation and dryness in your mouth, leading to chronic bad breath. Nicotine impedes your ability to create saliva and keep oral bacteria at bay, which causes you to have excessive bacteria in your mouth, leading to bad breath.
This bacteria build-up can cause infections in the mouth that can travel to the heart or lead to orl cancer if left untreated.
Vaping has been linked to an increase in tooth decay, especially among young people. The sugary flavors used in e-cigarettes can create a breeding ground for bacterial plaque that leads to cavities and other dental problems.
The vapors from e-cigarettes can also irritate your gums, leading to inflammation and irritation. This can eventually lead to periodontal disease and other serious dental problems.
When you consume nicotine, you stimulate your muscles which can lead to teeth grinding. Nicotine use can agitate muscles, increasing teeth grinding, and leading to enamel loss, teeth sensitivity, and tooth damage.
How to Prevent Oral Damage from Vaping
It is important to practice good oral hygiene habits when you vape to reduce the risk of adverse effects on your oral health. Brush and floss regularly, drink plenty of water, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Vaping can also increase your risk of lung damage and heart attacks. We recommend quitting vaping to preserve your oral health and overall health.
Schedule Your Dental Exam Today!
Whether you are currently vaping or have quit, it’s crucial to have a check-up on your dental health to prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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