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E-Cigarettes Not Good to Gums, Study Finds

ecigarettes gumsResearchers reveal that e-cigarettes are equally harmful as regular cigarettes to dental health. These findings contradict earlier information that e-cigarettes are relatively safer.

Key takeaways:

  • 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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