How Vaping May Ruin Your Teeth

When it comes to your health and the potential dangers of vaping, you probably think you’ve heard it all. New York periodontist Scott Froum, D.D.S., did too — including the possibility of e-cigarettes exploding in someone’s face. But then Froum started noticing a troubling trend among his patients.

Two stories stuck out to him. The first involves a young man who had quit smoking traditional tobacco products by switching to e-cigarettes, which he had been using for five years.

Believing vaping to be healthier, this patient smoked a cartridge a day, often chasing it with a sugar-laden energy drink to quench the resulting dry mouth. The combination left him with extensive tooth decay, enamel wear and, eventually, tooth loss.

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