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The Sweet Vapor of E-Cigarettes: Effects on Oral Health 

The sweet vapor of an e-cigarette has become an indispensable part of the street scene. An e-cigarette is an electronic device in which a liquid, with or without nicotine, is vaporized. The basis consists of carrier substances like propylene glycol and glycerol. Nicotine and flavorings are dissolved in this mixture. To create a sweet taste, sucrose or sucralose are added and ethyl maltol provides a sweet smell.

What is the effect on your teeth?  

The risk of caries in e-cigarette users has increased. Exposure to flavored vapor leads to a greater decrease in the hardness of the enamel. In addition to these sweet substances, e-liquids have a high viscosity. The aerosol created during evaporation settles on the surfaces in the oral cavity, promoting the growth of bacteria and causing plaque accumulation. The effect on the periodontal tissues,such as the gums, is comparable to the effect of cigarettes.  

 In short: time for some unsolicited advice! Stay Healthy!