Can Vaping Impact Your Oral Health?

Many individuals who choose to quit smoking opt for electronic cigarettes. However, might this habit still impact the health of your teeth and gums? The answers to this question could come as a bit of a surprise. 

While it is indeed true that the carcinogens contained within e-cigarette smoke are lower than those associated with traditional cigarettes, they are still present. 

Furthermore, several studies have indicated that long-term vaping can have an impact upon the health of the oral cavity. 

What do the experts have to say? Might it be better to avoid this habit entirely? These are two important questions and those who wish to avoid a trip to the dentist should therefore keep these observations in mind:

  • Vaping does not eliminate the risk of oral cancer.
  • Vaping can cause damage to gum tissue.
  • The flavourings contained within this type of smoke can adversely impact tooth enamel.

As always, it is wise to consult with a professional about the condition of your teeth and gums or if you have recently begun vaping. 

“Although e-cigarettes tend to be less harmful to your health than conventional cigarettes, they still are far from healthy.”

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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.