E cigarettes to rise incidence of gum disease

Published On 2022-03-02 12:32 GMT   |   Update On 2022-03-02 12:32 GMT

Cigarettes are a shorter route to death as it affects respiratory system, with rising awareness many quit and a series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease. Gum disease affects nearly half of U.S. adults over 30 years of age. Smoking cigarettes is a known risk factor for developing...

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Cigarettes are a shorter route to death as it affects respiratory system, with rising awareness many quit and a series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease.

Gum disease affects nearly half of U.S. adults over 30 years of age. Smoking cigarettes is a known risk factor for developing gum disease, but less is known about the impact of e-cigarettes -- which vaporize nicotine and other chemicals -- on oral health, especially the long-term consequences of vaping.

The latest study, published in mBio, finds that e-cigarette users have a unique oral microbiome -- the community of bacteria and other microorganisms -- that is less healthy than nonsmokers but potentially healthier than cigarette smokers, and measures worsening gum disease over time.


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Evidence grows for role of E cigarettes in gum disease 

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