How Does Vaping Affect Oral Health?

Vaping is often considered less harmful than cigarettes, but this habit is not without risks and can still affect the health of teeth and gums. Here’s how this can happen.

Key takeaways:

  • E-cigarette ingredients can cause gum inflammation, an early sign of gum disease. 
  • The chemicals contained in flavourings are high in sugar, which can damage the enamel.
  • People who vape are still at risk of developing oral cancer.

If you need help quitting smoking or vaping, ask your dentist about options that don’t compromise your oral health.

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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.

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