To Vape or Not to Vape?

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthMany people do not realise that vaping may be as harmful as smoking when it comes to their oral health:

– Heavy metals and toxic chemicals in e-cigarettes may result in damage to the lungs and increase the risk of developing oral cancer.

– Vaping can lead to a dry mouth and gum inflammation, resulting in an increased chance of tooth decay or gum disease.

– Attending regular checkups at the dentist can keep your teeth and gums in good condition, whether or not you vape.

“Published research about e-cigarettes is finding more and more dangerous chemicals in these products.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.