Vaping - using e-cigarettes - is becoming more popular but it poses risks to your oral health.
- Nicotine is present in e-cigarettes and can increase your risk of oral cancer.
- Nicotine affects the gum tissues and reduces blood flow to them, so gum disease is a risk.
- Vaping has a drying effect on the mouth which allows bacteria to attack the gums and teeth.
If you continue to use e-cigarettes make sure that you see your dentist for regular check-ups.
"By drying out the mouth, these devices can increase your risk for both tooth decay and gum disease."