oral health risks of vaping Santa Clara

The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, commonly called vaping or e-cigarettes, is increasing among young people. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we remind young patients and their parents that it’s a harmful practice that impacts their dental health and overall well-being.

What is vaping?

  • Vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking
  • Instead of smoking a cigarette, users inhale vapor through an electronic device that contains nicotine
  • The full, long-term effects of vaping are still widely unknown

How is it harmful to your body?

Let’s discuss the various ways vaping risks your physical health.

  • Vaping is addictive
  • Vaping can lead to poor lung health
  • Vaping puts you at risk of cancer
  • Vaping can elevate your risk of cardiovascular issues
  • Vaping can increase your blood pressure and heart rate
  • Vaping impacts your dental hygiene

How can vaping affect your dental health?

  • It can lead to death of gum tissues
  • It can result in gum recession
  • It often leads to tooth sensitivity
  • It can result in increased risk of tooth decay, and in some cases, tooth loss

Health authorities have state in no uncertain terms that vaping is not a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes or other tobacco products. It could be, and should be considered, just as dangerous as cigarettes.

If your teenage son or daughter uses e-cigarettes, encourage them to quit. Parents throughout Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Morgan Hill bring their kids to Bay Area Kids Dentist for regular dental exams. We offer pediatric dentistry with an emphasis on  preventive care. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Bay Area Kids Dentist:

408-736-3500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


Bay Area Kids Dentist – Santa Clara
2975 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051


Bay Area Kids Dentist – Sunnyvale
1565 Hollenbeck Ave Ste 102
Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Bay Area Kids Dentist – Morgan Hill
17705 Hale Ave Ste A-5
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

 

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