Capture the attention of potential buyers, Start Advertising!
#dentalhealth #oralhealth #dentalcare

Vaping threatens oral health as much as smoking

Brussels, 7 September, 2023. For years, it has been known that smoking can contribute to serious damage on gum and oral health, with smokers having more gum diseases, more tooth loss, and increased levels of oral cancer. It has also been known that gum disease can play a negative role on systemic health, e.g., it is implicated in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and others.

In parallel, regular warnings against vaping usually only highlight its damage to the heart and lungs, but do not refer to oral health.

The EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) warns that vaping electronic cigarettes can be as harmful to gum and oral health as smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Despite the fact that the vaping phenomenon is relatively new compared to smoking, meaning research details are still incomplete, evidence does show a clear link between e-cigarettes and poor gum and oral health.

Unlike tobacco smokers, who are more aware of smoking as a risk factor for general health problems and for gum diseases, vaping users are often misled to think of e-cigs as somehow less harmful or even safe. Vaping may not be less detrimental to gum and oral health than smoking.

One of the reasons behind vaping’s unhealthy impact is nicotine, whether smoked or vaped, which restricts the blood flow to the gums. Other chemicals contained in the ecig vapour (including formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and benzene) may aggressively increase the damage to the mouth, starting with a progressive destruction of the periodontium, the tissues supporting the teeth.

Unfortunately, the number of vapers is growing globally at a fast rate. This uptake appears to be higher amongst teenagers, young adults, and people who have never smoked taking up this potentially damaging habit. “Damage on the gums and the tissues supporting the teeth, often to an irreversible state, is a likely adverse effect of vaping,” highlights Andreas Stavropoulos, chair of the EFP’s scientific affairs committee and EFP immediate past president. “This damage includes permanent resorption of the gums and the bone that keep the teeth in function and in the mouth. Treatment of these problems, depending on the extent, is often cumbersome, and expensive.”

“For these reasons, at the EFP we urge oral healthcare professionals to not suggest vaping as a transition strategy of tobacco cessation, but rather to prioritise smoking....READ MORE

Related Articles

View All
Major gingivitis research in Europe reveals a grim fact: bru... Dental News

The newly published breakthrough study shows that eliminating the bacteria contained in dental plaque should be as vital a part of dental hygiene as brushing your teeth a...

Read More
Vaping threatens oral health as much as smoking Infodent International

Brussels, 7 September, 2023. For years, it has been known that smoking can contribute to serious damage on gum and oral health, with smokers having more gum diseases, mor...

Read More
Tooth Filling Materials Market Expected to Reach USD 3.8 Billion by 2032 Dental News

People are seeking dental treatments, including tooth fillings, to address aesthetic concerns such as tooth discoloration, gaps, or visible decay. Tooth filling materials...

Read More
Techniques for Dental Care Providers to Handle Patient Anxiety Infodent International

Breaking Down Dental Anxiety Heights, spiders and the dentist are commonly listed when people talk about their biggest fears. While all fears are valid, the latter of...

Read More
Best Teeth Whitening Product Kit Dental News

How does teeth whitening work? Whether you want to brighten your smile for a big life event, nail that job interview or simply boost your confidence, teeth whitening c...

Read More
EFP publishes guideline on prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases Infodent International

Brussels, 5 July 2023 - The EFP (European Federation of Periodontology; has announced a new guideline aimed at helping oral health professionals around the w...

Read More
Cleaning and Caring for Dental Implants Dental News

If you’re about to get dental implants, thinking about implant treatment, or caring for someone who just had dental implants placed, proper home care can impact how succe...

Read More
Addressing oral health inequalities in Malawi: The MalDent p... Infodent International

The College Director of Global Health, Professor Jeremy Bagg, writes about the College’s involvement in the MalDent project, establishing a degree programme for Dental Su...

Read More
If You’ve Had COVID-19, Could You Have ‘COVID Teeth’? -

COVID-19 does not just stop with respiratory illness, it seems to spread and affect the mouth too. Though there is plenty left to research about the effects of COVID-...

Read More
How does it work