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It is predicted that cigarette smokers and users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have poor periodontal health and greater levels of the inflammatory cytokines IL-15 and IL-18 in their saliva, compared to nonusers. Electronic cigarettes heat the liquid within the cartridge at a level that permits the individual to inhale. The inhalation within the lungs leads to tooth decay, gum disease and even oral cancer. The studies included in this review revealed that e-cigarette users had a higher risk of periodontal disease, tooth loss, and bone loss. This is due to vapor leaving a residue behind on teeth, known as biofilm. This biofilm causes the individual to become more susceptible to periodontal disease.
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Perreault, Chantel; Poirier, Jodi; Vazquez, Chantelle; and Gallipeau, Kaelyn, "Vaping Is More Dangerous Than You Think" (2023). Dental Hygiene Student Research Posters. 20.