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E-Cigarettes Cause Damage to Gum Tissue
By Sherman
February 1, 2017

"A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. According to the study, when the vapors from an e-cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins, which in turn aggravate stress within cells resulting in damage that could lead to variuos oral diseases. How much and how often someone is smoking e-cigarettes will determine the extent of damage to the gums and oral cavity. The study also found that the flavoring chemicals play a role in damaging cells in the mouth. It is also important to remember that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is known to contriburte to gum disease."

For additional information about the study, visit impactjournals.com

Journal california Dental Association, February 2017