Int J Stomatol ›› 2021, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (3): 347-353.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2021048

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Research progress on effects of electronic cigarette exposure on periodontal health

Shen Yifen(),Liu Chao,Tang Ying,Gu Yongchun()   

  1. Dept. of Dentistry, Central Laboratory, The Ninth People,s Hospital of Suzhou, Suzhou 215200, China
  • Received:2020-09-11 Revised:2021-02-01 Online:2021-05-01 Published:2021-05-14
  • Contact: Yongchun Gu;
  • Supported by:
    Program of “Development of Public Health through Science & Education” of Wujiang Health Commission of Suzhou(wwk-202008)


Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for periodontal diseases. Over thousands of hazardous com-ponents are present in cigarette smoke during combustion, which may injure the periodontal tissues and cells. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are a novel type of tobacco product. It delivers nicotine through an inhalable aerosol, which is analogous to the mainstream smoke of a conventional cigarette and is generated from electronically heated and aerosolized E-liquids (containing a mixture of nicotine, flavorings, diluents, or other additives). E-cigs are considered less harmful and safer than traditional cigarettes because they do not produce combusted smoke. Therefore, e-cigs have become increasingly popular worldwide. However, only few studies extensively evaluated the long- and short-term effects of e-cigs on the periodontal health, as compared with the abundant detailed investigations on the traditional cigarettes. This article aims to review the research progress on the effects of e-cigs exposure on periodontal health.

Key words: electronic cigarette, oral health, periodontal disease, cellular injury, smoking

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  • R781.4

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