Navigation Links
Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

An article published in the November issue of the Journal of Periodontology says that smoking a hookah or a water pipe has the same effect on the gums as smoking a cigarette//. Both promote periodontal disease and are equally devastating as far as the oral hygiene is concerned.

The article notes that the hookah has become pretty popular in Mediterranean restaurants, cafes and bars. It warns that the impact of the water pipe is largely similar to that of cigarettes. In the study, it was found that periodontal disease occurred in 30 percent of water pipe smokers, 24 percent of cigarette smokers and eight percent of non-smokers. Kenneth A. Krebs, DMD and AAP president put things in perspective when he said, "Research from this study shows that the relative risk for periodontal disease increased by 5-fold in water pipe and 3.8-fold in cigarette smokers compared to non-smokers. Even though the smoke is filtered out by water, inhalation of toxic substances is similar to or even greater than that of cigarette smoking." It was also found that the levels of nicotine and cotinine in plasma, saliva and urine increased subsequent to smoking the hookah. "This study provides convincing evidence supporting the role of tobacco smoking as a risk factor for periodontal disease," said Krebs. He added that although the precise mechanism of tobacco smoke was not known, it was now becoming clear that the periodontal bone was the most susceptible tissue.

Contact: Amy Duff
amyd@perio.org
312-573-3244
American Academy of Periodontology
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Hooked on the Hookah, a’int no good
2. Cigarette, Pipe or the Hookah , Equally Bad to Make You Go Up in Smoke !
3. Islamabad Bans Hookah Smoking in Public Places
4. Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes
5. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
6. Dangerous food bacteria
7. Breaking up Dangerous Clots
8. Weight-loss Products Dangerous
9. Human Growth Hormone Found To be Dangerous For Human Use
10. Mixing Ginseng and Blood Thinners Might Be Dangerous
11. Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... Discount Cards in the mail from USA Medical Prescription Assistance Program. They are ... , Each mailed package will include a ready-to-use, state-themed card and, in ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... emergency dental care as soon as possible is essential when it comes to dental ... may make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Toothaches, knocked-out teeth, chipped ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... ... many, a diet is only as good as it looks. No matter how healthy the ... an individual cannot deny the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and the team at ... a product range that could entice people to eat clean and enjoy every moment of ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... , ... Dr. Farhan Qureshi has recently added yet another high honor to ... Alexandria Dentist from Find Local Doctors . This recognition is based on ... Local Doctors is an online directory that features these patient reviews, helping consumers conveniently ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... In an effort to support ... Dynamic Fitness has announced that it will donate $5.00 for every membership sold to ... City of Houston Storm Recovery Fund: http://www.houstonemergency.org/go/doc/2263/2523430 , This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... , Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank ... on Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 10:00 am EDT ... available on the Presentations and Webcasts section of Shire,s Investor ... webcast will be available on this same website for approximately ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... FRANCISCO , April 27, 2016 ... reach over USD 2.14 billion by 2022, according ... Inc.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ... technological advancement affecting the efficiency and accuracy delivered ... the persistent demand for novel urinalysis instruments and ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is pleased to ... D., to Vice President of Education and Quality. ... continue to lead and oversee Diplomat University, an innovative ... training to Diplomat employees and external professionals on topics ... houses the quality assurance department, which focuses on programs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: