The study marks the first of its kind, shedding light on a novel aspect of oral health among users of combustion-free nicotine products. These findings underscore the aesthetic benefits associated with ECs and HTPs use, signifying a significant departure from the well-known dental color implications of tobacco smoking. As patients increasingly prioritize aesthetics, evident in the growing prevalence of purely cosmetic dental procedures, and with smoking being a prevalent factor, this result serves as a compelling incentive to quit smoking.
Researchers compared measurements of dental plaque among current, former, and never smokers using an innovative light-induced fluorescence technology. Objective quantification of dental plaque was necessary to conduct reliable comparisons between smokers and non-smokers.