You’ve probably been told that there are many things you should avoid if you’re interested in having a strong, healthy smile. In fact, you probably know that there are some sugary drinks you should be wary of, including drinks such as soda and juice. Conversely, you may know that smoking cigarettes can lead to many different problems, but do you ever wonder how e-cigarettes can impact your smile?
As you may already know, if you smoke you might have to cope with chronic bad breath. However, please note that smoking will also kill off good bacteria that keep your teeth and gums healthy? While this may not seem like a serious issue, you’ll be vulnerable to infections, gum disease, tooth decay, and even cavities. Smoking can also lead to other issues such as tooth loss or oral cancer.
Yet, do you know if e-cigarettes cause similar issues? Unfortunately, these new e-cigarettes will still lead to several serious problems for your teeth. For example, e-cigarettes still use nicotine, which will leave you much more vulnerable to gum disease. In general, e-cigarettes also cause symptoms such as tender, red, or swollen gums—which are also signs that you are suffering from gum disease. In other words, if you smoke e-cigarettes you could have a difficult time recognizing if you have gum disease. This may lead you to suffer from a dry mouth, which will also tip the balance between the good and bad bacteria on your teeth and gums.
Are you interested in learning more how smoking affects your teeth in Hawthorne, New Jersey? Would you like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Adam Rauzman? If so, we invite you to give Adam Rauzman, DDS a call at 973-427-4201. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and gums and to address any of your dental concerns. We’re excited to meet with you.