Vaping and Your Teeth. It is common knowledge that tobacco is harmful to oral health. Bacteria are mostly to blame for various problems. Your teeth are more susceptible to discoloration and gum disease. Tar is the main culprit in bacteria formation. But nicotine also plays a part too.
Many people that quit smoking have switched to vaping electronic cigarettes. Vaping is much safer for oral hygiene than tobacco. Studies have shown that tar and nicotine stay in the mouth for a period of time after cessation of smoking tobacco.
Vaping and Your Teeth – Switch
But e-Liquids do not contain the known carcinogens, and tar is one of the main ones. Also, tar is the main cause yellowish brown to brackish discoloration of teeth enamel. Nicotine also can promote bacterial growth but to a lesser extent than tar. Nicotine is non-carcinogenic. When combined with Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol nicotine for vaping is very benign compared with cigarettes.
However, nicotine can produce discoloured teeth to a certain degree. One of the main factors is the strength of nicotine you are vaping. The best method of attaining a nice white smile is a reduction of nicotine levels. So the goal of a vaper is 0% nicotine if you wish pearly whites.
Vaping and Your Teeth – Bright Smiles
This reminds me of a road trip into the deep south with my band The Garden Slug Jubilee. Myself along with Soupbone, Spanky Buttons, Mr. Crickets and my dog Doug made up our band of musical misfits! At one point we took a wrong turn in the heart of the Appalachian mountains in Alabama.
As luck would have it our van broke down in the middle of nowhere. All of us stood around vaping our e-Cigs. We were all smokers three months before and we all decided to quit. We spoke just that day about how great we felt. Hearing some faint music in the distance and Doug led the way up a hilly trail.
Vaping and Your Teeth – Change
Stumbling suddenly on a ramshackle unpainted house with a dozen hillbillies having a hootenanny. They greeted us with open arms and gapped tooth smiles. I noticed they were all smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and corn cob pipes. Also, there was a huge bucket filled with moonshine and Mountain Dew. A jug band started playing “Chicken in the Corn” and will all danced until the full moon rose high in the night sky. It was then we all sat around a campfire and I let them try my electronic cigarette.
So, then I thought it was a perfect time to tell them about smoking a dental hygiene. Telling them the history of our vaping 0% e-Liquids was enlightening. The happy hillbillies were unaware that the enamel on their teeth are porous. We explained bacteria and elements of tar and nicotine enter these pores causing dental problems which most of them had. But telling them to be a good role model for their children had the biggest impact. The scruffy looking urchins still had all their teeth.
Vaping and Your Teeth – Helpful
Moreover, children learn from example and are easily influenced by adult behaviour. Our hearts were warmed by the happy hillbillies, so we decided to help them quit and save their remaining teeth. Plus hopefully, the youngsters would not fall into the smoking habit like their parents. Therefore we decided to donate our proceeds from our next 2 shows in Mobil to help the hillbillies.
We purchased e-Cigs and 0% nicotine natural e-Liquids for them all. So almost 2 years later we returned to find some very smiley hillbillies. They had kept their word and had kicked the smoking habit. Most of them were also sporting new teeth from all the money they saved from quitting smoking.