Electronic cigarettes are not as safe as people tend to believe. New research findings indicate that the e-cigarettes could be as damaging to the gums and teeth as regular cigarettes.
– E-cigarettes are not a healthier alternative to conventional cigarette smoking.
– Vapors from e-cigarettes cause the cells to release inflammatory proteins and may lead to oral diseases.
– The frequency and the amount of e-cigarettes smoked directly determine the level of damage to the gums and oral cavity.
The researchers also found that the flavoring chemicals used in e-cigarettes play a role in damaging cells in the mouth.
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Mohammed Binamin (Principal Dental Surgeon) BDS DRDP MFGDP MMedSci (Implantology)
Dr Mohammed Binamin is the principal dental surgeon at Widney Dental Care and a partner in the BST group of dental practices. In his role, he leads a team of Dental Professionals providing all aspects of NHS and Private Dentistry to patients in primary care.
In general practice, he takes a special interest in Restorative and Surgical Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Intravenous Sedation and advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry providing these services for his own and referral patients from local practitioners.