July 10, 2019
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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