Oral care for adults
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Using an e-cigarette is often called 'vaping'. E – cigarettes are devices designed to deliver an aerosol (vapour) by heating a solution that users breathe in.
The liquids or ‘vaping juice’ used may contain toxic chemicals as well as added flavourings. Some may contain nicotine even when they are labelled ‘nicotine free.’
In most states and territories, it is also illegal to use e-cigarettes in places where smoking is illegal.
In recent times, the number of teenagers and young adults vaping has risen sharply. Vaping during the teenage years has been shown to increase the risk of traditional cigarette uptake in the future.
Vaping can cause long term damage to your teeth, mouth and gums.
Teeth exposed to vaping aerosol, increases the risk of dry mouth which can to lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
If you vape, it’s important to look after your teeth and gums: