It’s reasonable to venture that vaping is probably safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. However, the underlying culprit in both pastimes is nicotine, which is known to be a hazardous and highly addictive chemical. Statistically speaking, nicotine is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States, and there is nicotine in the vapor that creates important vaping dental side effects.
And while nicotine levels in e-cigarettes are lower, vapers are still putting themselves at risk for the same types of dental problems faced by smokers, including:
Sensitive gums that bleed easily
These unpleasant dental side effects are mostly attributed to the vaso-constricting actions of nicotine. In other words, nicotine restricts normal blood circulation in your mouth, which means that less oxygen reaches your gums making them more susceptible to infection.
Teen use of e-cigarettes and juuls has become an epidemic in our area. It is important to educate young people on the adverse effects of vaping.