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E-Cigarettes and Your Oral Health

E-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers (vaping) is a growing trend. Many people may not know the negative oral health consequences. Nicotine, in any form, can cause cancer, heart disease and other health issues.

Vaping uses a heating element to release a chemical filled aerosol. According to researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, e-cigarettes damage teeth and gum tissues just as much, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. This form of smoking triggers the gum tissues to have an inflammatory response. Inflammation in the oral cavity can lead to a variety of oral diseases.

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