Effect of e-cigarettes on oral health and the development of periodontitis


  • Mervat Said Bamani North Jeddah Specialist Dental Center, King Abdullah Medical Complex, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Khalid Abdulkader Alkurdi General Dentist, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Belal Taher Muqri General Dentist, Health Affairs in Jazan Region – Middle Sector, Abu Arish, Saudi Arabia
  • Omniah Sameer Tayeb General Dentist, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hassan Ali Al-Dehneen Hafr Al-Batin Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia
  • Khawlah Salem BinAfif General Dentist, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hisham Abdullah Alhazzani College of Dentistry, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Malak Abdullah Alanezi General Dentist, Dr. Sulaiman AlHabib Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Maha Ali Bakhshwain General Dentist, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Aminah Sultan Almutairi Aljawf Al-Laqaet East Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
  • Joharah Mughaddi Alwadai College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia




E cigarettes, Periodontal, Oral health


Tobacco cigarette smoking is a well-established risk factor for oral diseases, especially periodontal diseases. Over the past few years, electronic cigarettes (or "E-cigarettes") have gained popularity. There is some evidence that e-cigarettes may play a role in helping people quit smoking, and they are occasionally seen as a less dangerous alternative to tobacco use. However, there are worries about their effects on health, notably in terms of oral health and the emergence of periodontal disease. Limited information is available regarding the effect on oral disease. E-cigarettes come in a variety of nicotine strengths and flavoring combinations, all of which have been associated with detrimental oral health issues. A growing body of research supports the idea that vaping or using electronic cigarettes may increase the chance of developing oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, periodontal disease, cracked or broken teeth, and pain in the tongue or inside of the cheek. Even if e-cigarettes were less harmful, they still could lead to the development of periodontal diseases through the decreased antioxidant capacity of saliva, the inflammatory effect, cell injury, and impaired reparability. High levels of nicotine content and menthol-favoring additives increase risk of periodontal damage in e-cigarette users. However, conflicting study results are also published for smokers who transitioned to e-cigarettes. Even though benefits or value of e-cigarettes as a substitute for tobacco cigarettes are still unknown, their impact on periodontal and general health status is still prominent.


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How to Cite

Bamani, M. S., Alkurdi, K. A., Muqri, B. T., Tayeb, O. S., Al-Dehneen, H. A., BinAfif, K. S., Alhazzani, H. A., Alanezi, M. A., Bakhshwain, M. A., Almutairi, A. S., & Alwadai, J. M. (2022). Effect of e-cigarettes on oral health and the development of periodontitis. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(1), 357–361. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20223564



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