E-Cigarettes Damage Oral Tissue

A recently completed study by the University of Rochester Medical Center has provided evidence that e-cigarettes are just as harmful to the teeth and gums as regular cigarettes. When the vapors from the e-cigarettes burn it promotes the release of inflammatory proteins. This produces cellular stress and damage. Cellular damage is the root of many oral diseases, likeĀ  cancer for instance. The extent of the damage directly relates to the frequency of use. The American Lung Association has now called on the FDA to step in and regulate these products.