The general public is well aware of the dangers of smoking, not only to our general well-being but to our dental health as well. Even so, not many people are aware of the effects of vaping or using e-cigarettes on their dental health. 9% of adults in the U.S. vape, according to a Gallup poll. The effects of using e-cigarettes are not as severe as smoking. Even so, vaping still causes considerable damage to your teeth. This article covers most of the bases of the effects of vaping.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is the inhalation of vapor from devices called electronic cigarettes. Vapor is converted from e-liquids that contain a varying amount of nicotine. Vaping is hugely popular, partly because it looks cooler than smoking. Secondly, because of the misconception that its effects are mild.
Is Vaping Bad for your Teeth?
The simple answer to the question is Yes, vaping is bad for your teeth and general oral health. Studies have shown that vaping devices and e-cigarettes contain some ingredients that can be harmful to your dental health.
These include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine. PG is a sweet, odorless, and colorless synthetic carrier product that causes irreversible damage to teeth enamel, and gums once absorbed by mouth tissues. VG is synthesized from coconuts or soybeans. It becomes harmful when mixed with other flavoring agents.
While not as severe as when smoked, nicotine in e-cigarettes causes discoloration of teeth. Furthermore, nicotine reduces the flow of blood in your mouth, which makes it difficult to detect gum disease and reduces your body's immunity to fight infection.
If you have any dental-related complications caused by using e-cigarettes such as teeth discoloration, or infections, get in touch with us. We will book an appointment and ensure you get the best dental care.
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