As dental professionals, it’s vital to know the risks facing patients today.
The dental industry has known about the risks of smoking for decades, but the recent explosion of vaping (especially in teenagers) has now become an epidemic. According to the Perio-Implant Advisory, “The problem is that vaping is thought to be a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products, but can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoking.”
It seems that every night there’s a new story on the news about the dangers of vaping. As a dental professional, what can and should you do?
In this short video, you’ll learn the real risks of vaping as they relate to oral health.
- What you need to be aware of as a healthcare professional
- The ingredients of e-cigarettes and their impact on oral health
- Why the common argument, “it’s safer than cigarettes” isn’t true when it comes to oral health
- How you can use your preventative therapist tools to help patients who use e-cigarettes