Attention Missoula Teens: Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

oral health risks of e-cigarettes Missoula

At Felton Dental Care in Missoula, Dr. Brett Felton and his team have worked hard to create a comfortable environment in which they have incorporated the wonderful home-town feel of Missoula with the most advanced dental technology and training available. They care about their patient’s health and want teens (and adults) to know about the dental risks of vaping.

A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health has more grim news for men and women who believe vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular damage. These conditions, in turn, can lead to periodontitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss.1

Unfortunately, many adults and teens in the Lolo area have taken up vaping. It has become an issue for family dentists.

Before e-cigarettes emerged on the scene in 2005, the number of men and women who smoked traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unanticipated rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, however, has launched a widespread health risk, especially for the nation’s teenagers.

Felton Dental Care’s experienced team in Missoula treats patients suffering from smoking-related oral health issues.

If you are concerned about your dental health and are looking for a family dentist in Missoula or Lolo, call us today. We can help answer your questions and get you smiling again!

1Isaac K. Sundar, Fawad Javed, Georgios E. Romanos, Irfan Rahman, “E-cigarettes and flavorings induce inflammatory and pro-senescence responses in oral epithelial cells and periodontal fibroblasts,” Oncotarget, 2016,, accessed April 24, 2017

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1750 Brooks St
Missoula, Montana

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