Vaping Risks – What Vaping Can Do to Your Mouth

Is vaping bad for you or are there any vaping risks?
Does vaping cause cancer or other e-cig related oral health issues?
If you’re an e-cigarette smoker, these are valid questions to ask yourself.

While electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, recent studies cast doubt on these assertions. These studies found that e-cigarette vapors kill large numbers of cells in the mouth and cause as much damage to teeth and gums as conventional cigarettes.

The reason for this is, even though vaping products do not contain the tar and other chemicals that tobacco cigarettes contain, vaping still contains nicotine.

Nicotine is an addictive chemical that causes a constriction of the blood vessels.

If the blood vessels in your mouth are constricted, it makes your gum tissue much more likely to recede or get exposed to disease causing bacteria and pathogens.

Vaping has also been shown to kill epithelial cells that line the mouth and make up the gum tissue. Killing or damaging these cells with smoking can have serious long term consequences.


Another study in the AAP News showed that Vaping among high school seniors doubled from 2017-’18.

Recent vaping also doubled for 10th-graders, from 8% to 16%, and rose from 3.5% to 6% for eighth-graders.


So if you’ve ever wondered if vaping is bad for you, search no further. Vaping still allows nicotine to enter the system as well as causes other health problems.

Compared to tobacco cigarettes, vaping is most likely better for your body overall, but that does not mean that it is good for you either. Occasional, vaping most likely won’t have serious long term effects. However, you should avoid owning a vape, or frequent vaping if you possibly can!

If you have any questions about vaping or e-cigs, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit our website,

We are happy to help you.

Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates
29829 Telegraph Road #111
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 357-3100

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