At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in La Jolla and surrounding communities. We understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile and want to share that information with our patients.
The entire staff cares about their patient’s health and want everyone to know about the dental risks of vaping.
A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health has more grim news for men and women who believe vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular damage. These conditions, in turn, can lead to periodontitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss.1
Unfortunately, many people have taken up vaping. It has become an issue for dentists.
Before e-cigarettes emerged on the scene in 2005, the number of men and women who smoked traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unanticipated rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, however, has launched a widespread health risk.
If you smoke or vape, make an appointment at Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla today. We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including crowns, implants, and Invisalign.
1Isaac K. Sundar, Fawad Javed, Georgios E. Romanos, Irfan Rahman, “E-cigarettes and flavorings induce inflammatory and pro-senescence responses in oral epithelial cells and periodontal fibroblasts,” Oncotarget, 2016, http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/index.php?journal=oncotarget&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=12857, accessed April 24, 2017
2 “E-cigarettes and Lung Health” The American Lung Association, http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html, accessed April 25, 2017
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