We have been receiving more questions about how vaping affects a person’s dental health. Vaping has been said to be better than traditional smoking because it does not produce secondhand smoke; however, it is not any better for your dental health. Vaping contains nicotine which reduces blood flow. This restriction of blood flow reduces the nutrients and oxygen that the soft tissues of the mouth need. This can cause your gums to recede which is part of periodontal disease. Reduced blood circulation also decreases the mouth’s ability to fight against bacteria which can lead to infection and decay. Overtime tooth loss and other health problems can result from vaping.