Smoking electronic cigarettes, or vaping, may or may not be better for overall health than tobacco cigarettes but are they better for oral health. As e-cigarettes are still relatively new, there is little hard data available.
However, some dental experts have expressed concerns and doubt if vaping is any less harmful than its tobacco-based counterpart. E-cigarettes contain nicotine which:
– Inhibits blood flow to soft tissue
– Lowers the body’s immune response
– Increases risk of infections
Vaping produces less staining of the teeth but the nicotine “can cause gum tissue to recede” and your dentist should be informed if you use e-cigarettes to avoid possible problems. You can find more information at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-vaping-impact-your-oral-health/
Dr. Soo Min Kim, DDS, NZDRex
Dr. Kim is a dentist and part of the management at Star Dental. She is committed to offering excellent care in a friendly and calm environment. Dr.Kim enjoys dentistry but is passionate especially about cosmetic dentistry and has special interests in root canal treatments and orthodontic smile makeovers.
She was born and brought up in Seoul, and was in the process of pursuing her career in the United States, when she fell in love with beautiful New Zealand during a short visit in 2008. She became mesmerized by the Kiwi lifestyle.
In her spare time, Dr. Kim loves to watch movies, read, cycle, travel and try new restaurants. She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association while actively finding time to up-skill her expertise in golf.Kamila Rezaye (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)
Kamila assists Dr. Anup Gopal as Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Star Dental.
Kamila graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. She holds a dual qualification as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, and enjoys meeting new people and developing long-term relationships within her role.
Kamila has a strong passion for improving oral health in the community and helping her patients understand the importance of improving and maintaining good oral health. She provides education about prevention, and believes that good oral health affects more than just teeth, as it significantly contributes to good overall health and wellbeing.
She has a particular interest in pediatric dentistry and the treatment of children and teenagers. and believes that every effort should be made to ensure dental visits are positive experiences.
When Kamila gets free time, she likes to spend time with her four-year-old son, going to the gym and cooking specialty dishes.