Vaping, Smoking, & the Health of Your Mouth

Vaping, Smoking, & the Health of Your Mouth

Maybe the best thing you could say about vaping is that some evidence suggests that it may help some adults quit regular cigarettes – emphasis on the word “some.” In fact, over half of adult e-cigarette users also use conventional tobacco products. In young...
Vaping & the Microbes in Your Mouth

Vaping & the Microbes in Your Mouth

A new study has added yet more evidence that vaping changes the oral microbiome – and not for the better. “The oral microbiome is of interest to us because research shows that changes in its microbial community as a result of environmental and host factors...
Are You Vaping Your “Silver” Fillings?

Are You Vaping Your “Silver” Fillings?

If you have “silver” mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth, they give off mercury vapor every time you chew, drink, grind, and brush your teeth. That vapor is the most toxic component of the elemental mercury used in dental fillings. And it outgases for the lifetime...
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