Effects of Electric Cigarettes on Oral Health

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Effects of Electric Cigarettes on Oral Health

Smoking is a habit that has considerable damage to health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), environmental cigarette smoke is a cause of various diseases, both for active and passive smokers. Smoking not only causes systemic effects, but also can cause pathological conditions in the oral cavity. Teeth and the soft tissues of the oral cavity are also areas that can be damaged by smoking.

E-cigarettes were initially promoted as one of the NRT nicotine replacement therapy methods that serve as a smoking cessation aid and are also an alternative for nicotine addicts who still use conventional cigarettes. Many conventional cigarette users have switched to using e-cigarettes because they thought that they were much safer than conventional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes do not produce combustion smoke like cigarettes, but rather aerosols which are obtained from heating the liquid, the liquid is in the cotton wrapped around the coil. The coil evaporates the liquid in the cotton and forms an aerosol.

In the aerosol produced, the most abundant content found is propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is easy to absorb water and moisture, whereas the most saliva component is water as much as 99%. One of the functions of saliva is to keep the oral cavity moist, causing the mouth to become dry.

Other side effects of e-cigarette vapor include throat irritation / dry cough, canker sores on the roof of the mouth, inner cheeks and gums, and inflammation of the gums.

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