Oral Health Risks of Vaping

Oral Health Risks of Vaping

Q: Is vaping any safer for teeth and gums vs. cigarettes?

A: Look. I admit I have some “not-so-safe” habits. (Or at least, so I’m told.)Letting my Chihuahua, Casitio Besito kiss me on occasion. He thinks I smell like a burrito. Apparently Chanel Egoiste Platinum cologne is not able to mask my lunch. And cutting my nails within range of my significant other, releasing a curtain of shrapnel like a night in Bagdad.

One habit that ALL humans need to drop immediately is Vaping. You already know people are dying from it. Any habit that give you something called “Popcorn Lung” can’t be a good idea, right?

Here are the oral medicine manifestations:

  • The propylene glycol causes, xerostomia: dry mouth and halitosis: bad breath.
  • The vegetable glycerin plus the flavorings cause a biofilm of bacteria to stick to enamel four times the norm.
  • The viscosity of the e-liquids cause an increase in cavity causing bacteria, Strep mutans to stick to the pits and fissures on the chewing surface of teeth.
  • Gingivitis, staining, periodontal disease, tooth grinding
  • Exploding pens damaging front four teeth
  • Heat from the lithium batteries may damage soft tissue and cause implants to fail.
  • Contains Nicotine which is as addictive as cocaine, reducing immune cell function and is harmful to pregnant women and fetuses.

Feel free to cut this out and post on your friends and loved ones windshields. (I bet you thought I was going to say Facebook. I went old school! If they don’t have a car; go with Facebook to spread the word. Copy and paste this article from the PB Post digital version of Ask the Experts on line. )

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