Brunel Dental Practice

E-cigarette Chemicals and Teeth

Many people turn to electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking while some just view them as less harmful than tobacco products. However, most e-liquids used in these devices contain some level of nicotine as well as other chemicals that can damage teeth and gums. Along with nicotine, e-cigs also contain propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine.

These three ingredients break down during vaping (using an e-cigarette) and can cause dental conditions such as:

• Dry mouth

• Cavities

• Gum disease

These conditions along with “other oral health issues” have been linked to e-cigarettes and your dentist should be informed if you regularly “vape” so any oral or dental changes can be monitored.


Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.