E-Cigarettes/Vaping Can Be Bad for Your Teeth

Using E-Cigarettes/vaping, can cause multiple dental and health issues.  According to the CDC, some harmful ingredients often found in e-cigarette aerosol include:

  • Nicotine
  • Particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
  • Flavorings like diacetyl, a chemical linked to a severe lung disease
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Cancer-causing chemicals
  • Heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead

Two major downsides to using E-cigarettes/vaping are:


Dry Mouth

One of the most common side effects of vaping is a dry mouth. Some humectants in e-cigarettes, like propylene glycol, for example, can cause mouth dryness. Mouth dryness can produce bad breath, mouth sores and even cause tooth decay.

Gum Disease 

Some e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a dangerous and addictive chemical. The American Heart Association states that nicotine, whether it is vaped or smoked, restricts blood flow to the gums, and therefore, causes an increased risk of gum disease. Other commonly occurring ingredients like propylene glycol, benzene and formaldehyde only heighten this grave risk.

Dr. Wing and his staff at Birkdale Dental care about our patient’s overall health and want them to have a healthy smile for years to come. If you have any questions about the impact that smoking has on your health , please call us at (704)288-8280.

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