Publicado em 28/03/2017
Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the supporting tissues of the teeth. One of the scientifically proven risk factors for this disease is smoking.
That conventional tobacco poses serious health risks, that is a undeniable fact. But what about electronic cigarettes?
The first scientific study addressing e-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) and their malefic effect on oral health was conducted at the University of Rochester, New York.
The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow among smokers, and these are believed as a healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes. Earlier, it was thought that the chemicals found in cigarette smoke were to blame behind the adverse health effects, but a growing number of scientific data, including this study, suggest otherwise.
The study exposed human gum tissue to the vapors of electronic cigarettes and concluded that when the vapors of an e-cigarette are burned, the cells release inflammatory proteins, which in turn aggravates intracellular pressure, resulting in damage that can lead to To various oral diseases
It has also been found that flavoring chemicals, some more than others, increase cell damage.
It is important to remember that e-cigarettes contain nicotine (such as conventional cigarettes) which contributed to periodontal disease.
The healthiest option continues to be to exclude tobacco from your day-to-day life!
Source: : University of Rochester Medical Center. "First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 November 2016.