Electronic Cigarettes and your Teeth | Hartland Dentists Bailey Family Dental

With the new e-cigarette trend, users have been told that the vapors from these kinds of cigarettes do not harm their teeth.

The real truth is that  any form of nicotine whether from traditional cigarettes or electronic ones can cause periodontal disease.

More Dental Problems in Teens Due to E- Cigarettes

Currently there seems to be no real regulations on who can get their hands on these e-cigarettes, and thus kids are dabbling in the use of e-cigarettes under the auspices that it is perfectly safe. The real truth is that nicotine decreases the blood flow in your body.

 Bailey Family Dental Personalized Dental Care From our Family To yours. Providing Complete Dental Care to Families located in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wi. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.  At Bailey Family Dental, Drs. Terese and Richard Bailey are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored to your unique dental needs and goals.  Your health and comfort are our top priorities.  Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, children’s dentistry, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page.  Feel free to contact our Hartland office with any questions.  We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it reduces blood flow. As a result, less oxygen and nutrients are fed to the gums. If less oxygen reaches the gums, a smoker has a higher probability of suffering from gum disease over their life.

 Since more teenagers are using e-cigarettes, there has been an increase of gum disease in younger people. This is why regular checkups are crucial, especially if you smoke traditional or e-cigarettes. Once the gum disease begins, it can spread throughout your mouth and affect your blood stream if ignored. It is important to visit your dentist like the ones at Bailey Family Dental in Hartland Wi regardless if your are a traditional smoker or e-cig smoker.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Gum recession
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Tooth loss

With less oxygen and nutrients reaching the gum line, your gums can become recessed, bleed, experience inflammation, along with many other issues. For instance, you can be experiencing a loose tooth, bad breath, sores in your mouth and tooth loss. Nicotine can cause all of these symptoms and more. Nicotine can also lead to mouth and lung cancer. Additionally, smokers experience yellowing of their teeth, which requires teeth bleaching and other treatment.

Regardless of whether e-cigarettes are promoted as a “healthier” alternative to smoking, any form of nicotine puts your teeth, gums, and jaw at risk for dental health problems. The best method of preventing periodontal disease is to floss regularly, avoid nicotine, visit a dentist regularly, and eat well.

Serving Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wisconsin, Bailey Family Dental is most concerned with your comfort. Hartland Dentists Drs Terese and Richard Bailey and their friendly staff will explain treatment options and give estimates before you begin your treatments. To learn more, feel free to go to our website at http://www.bailyfamilydental.com, or call us at 262-369-8633. Our office is located at 557 Cottonwood avenue, Hartland Wisconsin.


Dentists Hartland | Bailey Family Dental

Your first visit to Bailey Family Dental involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you.  You’ll find all the information you need reading through this page, such as a map and directions to our office, what to expect on your first visit, patient forms and more.  You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient form and bringing it to your appointment.

Mission Statement
To provide the finest personalized dental care possible in a comfortable caring environment.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earning the trust and respect of our patients and community.
  • Exceeding your expectations.
  • Ensuring a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.



Patient Forms
Please print and fill out this form.  Bring this medical history form with you to your appointment to expedite your first visit:

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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that Dr. Bailey has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. Make a list of any problems, concerns or questions to  help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Your first visit to our office will include a comprehensive dental examination and any necessary xrays will be taken.  Our Drs. and team understand that emergencies happen and we make it a priority to make you comfortable when you need us most . You may want to review our team page to familiarize yourself with Dr. Terese and Richard and their team. We look forward to your first visit.

See What Our Patients Are Saying

“Thank you for making me feel so comfortable within your family dental office.  From the first phone conversation I had…you each have given me a comfort level that I truly appreciate…your communication efforts of my concerns makes me feel I have found my dental home.  Thanks, each of you, once again, for going the extra mile.”  — Jim W.

“Thank you to all of you wonderful people!  The whole team is top of the game.  I honestly have never felt so comfortable and well taken care of by a team that truly cares.” — Jeremy Y.

“AMAZINIG…You were perfect A+… Thank you Dr. Richard for getting my tooth fixed.  I hope I never need another root canal, but if I do, I pick you!””  — Terri D.

“Assistants and Doctors were professional and excellent… I like watching the movie during treatment.” — Scott P.

“My children love coming to the dentist now…the hygienists are so nice…they make it fun for them.” — Jennifer M.

“I was blown away by the fact that I was charged less than what I was quoted.  I’ve never been to a dentist that helped save me money…I was very impressed by how friendly everyone is and how well I was treated.  I’ve never had this exceptional treatment before and I appreciate it very much!…I definitely recommend you guys whenever I can and you deserve it… Ryan R.

“This is such a great place…Thanks for everything you do for us.” Lisa V.