The Link Between E-Cigs and Dental Cavities

The Link Between E-Cigs and Dental Cavities

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What do your e-cigarettes and the leftover bowl of Halloween candy stashed in your pantry have in common? More than you think.

A recent study reveals a link between sweet-flavored e-cigarettes and an increased risk for dental cavities. Lead researcher Jeffrey Kim, D.D.S, Ph.D says findings from the research indicate that e-cigarette aerosols with similar physiochemical properties to acidic drinks and high-sucrose gelatinous candies adversely interact with the hard tissues of the oral cavity.

E-cigarettes and vaporizers are mistakenly believed to be healthier and less risky than traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products. And though they may indeed be considered “less harmful” than traditional cigarettes, e-cigs can have a major impact on your respiratory, cardiac and oral health. You can learn more about the findings of the study of e-cigarettes and dental health here.

Are you a dental patient who wants to quit smoking but can’t do it on your own? The dental professionals at Renew Dental can help! Give us a call to ask us how we can help you find resources to help you quit smoking today.

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