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    The top 10 dental discoveries of 2017

    Dental research came a long way this year, and some studies stood out above the rest.

     

    E-cigarette

    E-cigarettes shown to be detrimental to oral health in new study

    E-cigarettes have often been touted as a healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes. Instead of smoke, they produce vapor, which is often believed to be relatively harmless. 

    However, say researchers at Université Laval, this vapor still contains a variety of harmful chemicals that can damage the epithelial lining of the mouth. The study, as reported by Science Daily and published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, found that e-cigarettes are more dangerous than many believe.

    Click here to read the full study.

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    Laura Dorr
    Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.

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