oral health risks of e-cigarettes Burlington

The team at Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington KY or Crestview  is committed to building and reinforcing the foundation for lifelong oral health from infancy through adolescence.

The entire staff cares about their patient’s health and want teens (and adults) 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 teens have taken up vaping. It has become an issue for pediatric 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, especially for the nation’s teenagers.

At the Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and early dental care.  We can also help your older children, especially if you are concerned about your child’s dental health. We can help answer your questions and get you smiling again!

Sources:
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

 

 

Contact Pediatric Dental Center:

859-534-5640

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5495 N Bend Rd Ste 102
Burlington, Kentucky
41005