can vaping harm oral health

Can Vaping Harm Oral Health?

Vaping could lead to oral health issues such as gum disease, requiring treatment from your dentist. The ingredients making up the liquid within e-cigarettes may create the conditions to increase the risk of dental health problems.

Key takeaways:

  • E-cigarettes use propylene glycol, a viscous liquid that when used orally can produce acids toxic to teeth enamel.
  • The combination of vegetable glycerin and flavoring increases the risk of cavity-causing bacteria sticking to the teeth.
  • The percentage of nicotine in e-cigarettes is much reduced, but nicotine still represents an increased risk of gum tissue.

“When compared to traditional tobacco use, an argument that e-cigarette use may be as dangerous to oral health—if not more dangerous—can be made.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.