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The Impact of Vaping on Your Dental Health Carrollton, GA
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Vaping refers to the use of e-cigarettes, a newer product that is often deemed “safer” than traditional cigarettes and easily recognized as one of the most popular substance use trends among teens. Unfortunately, vaping can still pose serious health threats. When it comes to your oral health, e-cigarettes can be just as harmful as traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol (vapor) that is produced by an e-cigarette or vape pen. These vaporized liquids not only contain nicotine, but also ingredients like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. When it comes to your smile, these two ingredients are known for damaging tooth enamel, gum tissues and saliva production.

When it comes to nicotine, you should know that one electronic cartridge of vaping liquid contains the same amount of nicotine as up to three packs of cigarettes. Nicotine is highly addictive and also considered a vasoconstrictor, which means it can limit blood supply to the oral tissues. This becomes very important in terms of gum disease risk.

A recent study published in the journal iScience showed that 43% of people using e-cigarettes had gum disease and oral infections! The repeated trauma that vaping causes inside the mouth can make the oral tissues highly susceptible to disease and infection. Furthermore, the nicotine in e-cigarettes can also make it more difficult to diagnose gum disease since the gums don’t get their normal blood supply and may not easily show gingivitis symptoms, such as bleeding, swelling or redness. This can cause vaping patients to suffer from more advanced gum disease, which can cause tooth loss as well as pose serious threats to the rest of the body.

Unfortunately, vaping companies are not making it easy for young consumers to say no. Many are adding flavoring substances to their vaping liquids to entice teens into picking up the bad habit. In fact, nearly 80% of youth who vape say that the appealing taste is one of the primary reasons they do it.

Do you need to kick your vaping habit? Perhaps you have a teenager that you suspect may be using e-cigarettes? At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we value the importance of keeping patients informed about the dangers of vaping. We don’t want this trending habit to ruin your beautiful smile!

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC

4.9 / 5.0

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Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

Robin H.

I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

Larry S.

Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.

S.N.

My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

Jordan D.

Calm and peaceful office.

Prentice M.

Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

770-836-5313

770-836-5363

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm