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Scholes Periodontics and Implants Is Excited to Welcome Braydon F. Haskell DMD!
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•  Referred Dental Emergencies
•  IV Sedation
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Does Vaping Harm Your Gums?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Janie Scholes
In recent years, vaping has become more and more commonplace as an alternative to tobacco use. To many people who battle an addiction to tobacco, the use of a vaping tool seems like an answer to prayers. To be sure, vaping seems to be at least somewhat safer than outright tobacco use, although its exact long-term effects are still unknown. But what about your gums? Most of our patients know to avoid using tobacco for the sake of their oral health, but is vaping any different? Vaping and Your GumsIn short, vaping can still negatively impact your gums. This is due largely to the nicotine included in the vapor. When it comes into contact with the gum tissue, it causes the blood vessels to shrink in size, reducing the flow of blood. Your gums need the blood flow because it carries necessary elements such as oxygen and other nutrients. When the blood flow is restricted, it can contribute to the development of gum disease. In addition, because the blood circulation is reduced, your mouth will have a more difficult time fighting off infection. This means that, all else being equal, you are more likely to develop issues such as gum disease if you are vaping. Your Oral Health MattersAlthough we know this news might be something of a disappointment to our patients, we firmly believe that an honest answer to their questions is best. If you are still not sure whether vaping is harmful to your gums, we encourage you to ask about it the next time you stop by. We are happy to take a few moments of the day to sit down with you and discuss the matter. We want you to be healthy, and a big part of that is giving you the information you need to make the best choices. So call us today with any questions you may have....
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Does Vaping Harm Your Gums?
7/20/2018
Best Candidates for Crown Lengthening
7/10/2018
How We Help Reattach Your Gums to Your Teeth After Pockets Form
6/25/2018
How Gum Disease Treatment Works
6/15/2018
Do You Need to Worry at the First Sign of Bleeding Gums?
5/25/2018
Diagnosing the Different Stages of Gum Disease
5/15/2018
What You Need to Know About Vitamin C and Your Gums
4/20/2018
How Electric Toothbrushes Help Battle Gum Disease
4/10/2018
Do Receding Gums Hurt?
3/20/2018
Are There Downsides to Crown Lengthening?
3/10/2018
How Grafts Can Improve Your Smile
2/20/2018
Does Smoking Actually Hurt Your Gums Directly?
2/10/2018
Can Multiple Grafts Be Used at the Same Time to Help Reshape Your Smile?
1/20/2018
Can Poor Oral Health Put You At Higher Risk of Oral Cancer?
1/10/2018
Things That Are Known to Cause Implant Failure
12/20/2017
Symptoms Your Gums are Resorbing
12/10/2017
How Stress Impacts Gum Disease Treatment
11/25/2017
How Smoking Impacts Your Dental Implants
11/15/2017
Damage to Your Gums When You Chew Tobacco
10/20/2017
Common Terms You May Hear When Battling Gum Disease
10/10/2017
How Far Along is Gum Disease Reversible?
9/20/2017
How a Tooth's Root Gets Exposed
9/10/2017
How to Know When to Seek Help for Sore Gums
8/20/2017
How Soft Tissue Grafts Can Help Your Oral Health
8/10/2017
Terms You Should Know When Starting Gum Disease Treatment
7/30/2017
Smoking and Dental Implants - What You Need to Know
7/23/2017
Dangers of Open Mouth Breathing and Gum Disease
6/20/2017
Can Your Gums Reflect Your Heart Health?
6/10/2017
What are the Health Benefits of Gum Reshaping?
5/20/2017
Understanding the Pain Associated with a Dental Abscess
5/10/2017
Water's Role in Treating Gum Disease
4/20/2017
Using a Laser to Reshape Your Gums
4/10/2017
How Do You Get Exposed Tooth Roots Covered?
3/20/2017
Gum Disease Myths to Be on the Lookout For
3/10/2017
How You Can Tell Your Gums Are Receding
2/20/2017
How Lasers Are improving Gum Health
2/10/2017
Potential Complications from Implants and What You Can Do
1/20/2017
The Impact of Flossing on Gum Disease
1/12/2017
How Periodontal Disease Can Be Linked To Premature Birth
1/10/2017
Tracking Your Gum Disease with Your Smartphone?
1/5/2017
Regenerating Bone Tissues of the Jaw - What to Know
12/30/2016
Relationship Discovered Between Gum Disease and Hookah
12/25/2016
Diabetes and Gum Disease - What You Should Know
12/20/2016
Crown Lengthening Can Restore Your Damaged Teeth
12/15/2016
Do You Need Your Gums Reshaped?
12/10/2016
Drinking Water Can Fend Off Gum Disease
12/5/2016
Dental Bridges Are a Great Option for People with Gum Disease
11/30/2016
Dental Implants Mean You Don't Have to Worry about Gum Disease - Right?
11/25/2016
Untreated Gum Disease Can Affect Your Lungs
11/20/2016
What Happens at Your Annual Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation
11/15/2016
Tea Bags and Aloe Vera - Two Home Remedies to Reduce Gum Swelling
11/10/2016
Repair Your Gums with Guided Tissue Regeneration
11/5/2016
Periodontal Plastic Surgery Can Leave You with a Beautiful Smile
10/30/2016
Protect Your Tooth Roots with Gum Grafting
10/25/2016
Is Gum Disease Causing Your Chronic Bad Breath?
10/20/2016
Is a Gingivectomy Right For You?
10/15/2016
What You Need to Know about Peri-Implantitis
10/10/2016
What to Expect with during Your Periodontal Scaling Appointment
10/5/2016
All about Treating Gingivitis
9/29/2016
All about Periodontal Pockets
9/25/2016
Treating a Gummy Smile
9/20/2016
The Truth about Why Your Gums Bleed
9/15/2016
5 Foods that Will Aid Your Fight Against Gum Disease
9/10/2016
Understanding Root Debridement Therapy
9/5/2016
Understanding Pocket Reduction Surgery
8/30/2016
Treating and Preventing Gum Recession
8/25/2016
Preparing for Scaling and Root planing
8/20/2016
Can Ridge Preservation Help to Maintain Your Smile?
8/15/2016
Can Hormone Changes Lead to Gum Disease in Women?
8/10/2016
Would Your Oral Health Benefit from Implanted Dentures?
8/5/2016
Why You Need Professional Help For Gum Disease
7/30/2016
How Strong is the Connection between Gingivitis and Heart Disease
7/25/2016
Improve your Smile with Crown Lengthening
7/20/2016
Two Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
7/15/2016
Are your Gums Trying to Tell you Something?
7/10/2016
What are the Stages of Gum Disease?
7/5/2016
How Digital X-rays Help with Gum Disease
6/29/2016
Take Care of Your Teeth!
6/20/2016




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