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How Can Vaping Affect Your Teen's Oral Health?

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Dentist assistant and patient talking about oral care issues at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLInhaling aerosolized vapor from e-cigarettes or other similar devices is known as vaping. Teenagers have grown more fond of it recently. Although they might be acting out of peer pressure, it will impact their health. Vaping can cause oral health problems. It may take time to notice these effects as they take time to show.

You should visit the dentist regularly to check your oral health if you smoke or vape. Here is how vaping can affect your teen's oral health:

Cause Gum diseases

The most common cause of gum disease in teens is vaping. The chemicals present in e-cigarette aerosols can irritate the gums and oral tissues.

Inflammation and a higher risk of periodontitis and gingivitis will result from this. These disorders can cause bleeding gums, poor breath, receding gums, and even tooth loss if left untreated.

Cause Dry Mouth

Vaping can lead to a condition where the mouth does not produce enough saliva to moisten it. Saliva is essential for neutralizing acids. Therefore, having a dry mouth might be bad for your teeth.

Additionally, it cleans away bacteria and food particles while remineralizing teeth. Gum disease, cavities, and foul breath can all result from a dry mouth.

Cause Oral Cancer

Vaping is not without risks of developing oral cancer. Due to they also injuring oral tissues, the materials used to create e-cigarettes contain compounds that cause cancer.

There are questions raised about the chemicals used to make vaping products. There is a possibility that mouth cancer will eventually emerge, even though there may not yet be all the answers.

You should stop vaping to avoid the oral health risks listed above. Visit our office today to ensure you know the risks of vaping on oral health and how you can help your teen.

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