- Vapors from the e-cigarettes trigger the cells to release inflammatory proteins that could lead to a number of oral diseases.
- The length of time — and how often an individual smokes e-cigarettes — will determine the damage to the gums and teeth.
- The flavorings used in the e-cigarettes may cause even greater damage to the cells.
“It’s important to remember that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is known to contribute to gum disease,” added Javed, a postdoctoral resident at the university’s Institute for Oral Health.
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