The majority of people are aware of how dangerous tobacco products are for your health, but many people aren’t aware of the negative effects that smoking and smokeless tobacco has on your teeth and gums.
Patient education is an important aspect of dentistry, and advising our patients of the effects of marijuana use on their oral health is important. Although most people are aware there may be negative consequences to consuming marijuana, there are misconceptions about how extensive the damage may be.
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a cartridge containing a liquid solution to create an aerosol that the user can inhale. This process is called “vaping.” The solutions usually contain nicotine, flavouring agents, a diluent, and various other chemicals. Because the industry is not regulated in Canada, there is no control over the exact contents of the cartridges.