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Flavorings In e-cigarettes Not Good For Gums

teeth health smile dentistIncreasing numbers of smokers are swapping to e-cigarettes in an effort to give up using tobacco. Many more non-smokers have taken up e-cigarettes as their first nicotine product.

The public needs to know about the dangers of e-cigarettes. E-cigarette vapor has been found to be harmful gums and teeth.

Key takeaways
  • E-cigarettes are not a healthier alternative to conventional cigarette smoking.
  • Vapors from e-cigarettes cause the release inflammatory proteins from cells. These inflammatory proteins may lead to oral diseases.
  • Flavoring chemicals used in e-cigarettes play a role in damaging cells in the mouth.

The more often e-cigarettes are used and the longer they are used for, the greater the level of damage seen to the gums and mouth.

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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