Poor Filling on It: Vaping Leads to Tooth Rot, Study Finds

A new study warns that people who vape are at greater risk of developing tooth decay.

Once inhaled, the sticky and sweet content of the vape liquid sticks to the teeth, causing all the damage.

The fluid also alters the microbiome in the mouth, making it more susceptible to cavities-causing bacteria.

And vaping appears to promote cavities in areas where they don’t normally occur, such as the lower edges of front teeth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 9.1 million American adults and two million teenagers use tobacco-based vaping products, meaning there are many vulnerable teeth across the country.

The CDC also reported that 7.6% of children aged 11 to 18 used e-cigarettes in 2021.

Scientists warn people who vape are more at risk of developing tooth decay (image)

According to a major study, the average teenage vaper starts smoking e-cigarettes at just 13 years old.  An analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has revealed an epidemic of e-cigarettes among teenagers in the country.  The results are based on a fresh analysis of survey data originally published last month, which included 150,000 responses from American teenagers aged 12 to 18 from 2014 to 2021.  80 percent of users say their first experience was with e-cigarettes.  This figure has remained unchanged since 2019 and has started to rise from around 40 percent in 2016.

According to a major study, the average teenage vaper starts smoking e-cigarettes at just 13 years old. An analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has revealed an epidemic of e-cigarettes among teenagers in the country. The results are based on a fresh analysis of survey data originally published last month, which included 150,000 responses from American teenagers aged 12 to 18 from 2014 to 2021. 80 percent of users say their first experience was with e-cigarettes. This figure has remained unchanged since 2019 and has started to rise from around 40 percent in 2016.

Chronic pain: HALF of dentists say patients come to dentist with marijuana

According to the shock survey, half of the doctors were forced to treat patients under the influence of marijuana or other drugs.

The American Dental Association (ADA) said this was due to more states legalizing the drug, warning that using it before taking it “may affect treatment.”

Experts said patients who are high may experience “stress”.

Dr. Trisha Quarty, a New York dentist and ADA spokesperson, suggested that marijuana use before use could lead to patients having difficulty making informed treatment choices. Previous research has also shown that they need more anesthetic because the drug makes them more sensitive to pain.

The ADA survey found that half of physicians said intoxicated patients had left them no choice but to “restrict” treatment.

Dr Quarty said: “Marijuana can lead to increased anxiety, paranoia and hyperactivity, which can make the visit more stressful.”

“It can also increase heart rate and have unwanted respiratory side effects, which increases the risk of using local anesthetics for pain relief.”

She added: “In addition, the best treatment options are always chosen together by the dentist and the patient. This requires a clear head.

This year in the UK, 8.6% of young people aged 11 to 18 said they smoked vapes occasionally or regularly. This is a jump from four percent in 2021.

Public awareness of the general health dangers of vaping has increased over the past few years, especially after the use of vaping devices has been linked to lung disease.

Dr. Karina Irusa, Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA, and lead author of the study, said: shells.

“But the relationship between e-cigarette use and oral health has received relatively little attention, even by dentists.” The research team analyzed data from more than 13,000 patients over the age of 16 who were treated at Tufts Dental Clinics from 2019 to 2022.

The team found that while the vast majority of patients did not use vapes, there was a significant difference in tooth decay risk between those who used them and the control group.

The data showed that 79 percent of vaping patients had a high risk of developing tooth decay, while about 60 percent in the control group had a similar level of risk.

Patients who use vapes were not asked if they used devices containing nicotine or THC, although nicotine is more common.

Researchers recommend that people who vape receive much stricter care to prevent cavities.

This may include prescription fluoride toothpaste and fluoride rinse, fluoride use in the office, and checkups more than twice a year.

Dr. Irusa believes that this new data may be just a hint that vaping is damaging the oral cavity.

She said: “The extent of the impact on dental health, especially caries, is still relatively unknown. For now, I’m just trying to raise awareness.” She added: “It is important to understand that this is preliminary data.

“This is not a 100 percent definitive conclusion, but people need to know what we are seeing.”

Dr. Irusa and her team now want to take a closer look at how vaping affects saliva microbiology in order to continue their research.

She said: “Dental caries (the dental term for caries) takes a lot of time and money to treat, depending on how advanced it is.

Once you’ve started the habit, even if you’re getting fillings as long as you continue, you’re still at risk for secondary caries. This comes at an aesthetic cost.

“It’s a vicious cycle that can’t be stopped.” A previous study published in the journal PLOS one compared e-cigarettes to gummies and acidic drinks.

It reported: “Some ingredients in e-liquid interact with oral hard tissues in ways that are reminiscent of high-sucrose lozenges and acidic drinks that adversely affect teeth.”

The current study has been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.