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Bad teeth, cavities, and vaping.

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by OptimusJD, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. OptimusJD

    OptimusJD Full Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Ok so I'm one month in so far. This last week I've had one of the absolute WORST toothaches ever. Usually what sets off my teeth is sugar. I'm aware that in vaping PG and VG, that one of the products is glucose. I have a feeling this combined with the increased sucking action on the PV has really done a number on one of my teeth. Perhaps just enough glucose is getting in or on my teeth. I'll be heading to the dentist in a couple of days to see what's going on hopefully. I really don't want to stop vaping.

    Anyone else had this happen? I've taken to really rinsing my mouth out after vaping, but it's hardly convenient to carry a bottle of biotene with me wherever I go. haha
  2. Zal42

    Zal42 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2011
    Actually, the sweetener used is typically sucralose (Splenda is sucralose), not glucose. Sucralose does not contribute to tooth decay.
  3. juicejunky

    juicejunky Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2011
    I have hyper sensitive teeth, but I had them before I started vaping. If I eat candy or chocolate with artificial flavors/colors a few places on my back molars will get a shooting pain like a cavity. The dentist can never find anything, so it's either an early cavity, tiny crack, or worn off enamel. This can also happen if you have receding gums or an air pocket below the gum line.

    I know it is not natural sugar causing the sensitive nerves, but something in artificial chocolate in particular. Belgian, Swiss, English, French and natural chocolates I can eat no problem. Hershey and even Ghiradelli make my teeth ache. I wouldn't dare eat a Starburst. So consider it could be the artificial flavorings in vape.

    Try Sensodyne toothpaste and/or try 100% natural or organic juice from vendors like Vaperite if the dentist doesn't find anything.

    I hope your teeth feel better.
  4. OptimusJD

    OptimusJD Full Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Norman, Oklahoma

    Thanks, but I'm talking about what the VG breaks down into when vaped. Granted it's not much, but if you have a crumbling tooth or abscess, it might make it angry. :)
  5. OptimusJD

    OptimusJD Full Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Yeah, I swear by sensodyne and biotene mouthwash. My teeth have been horrible most of my life. Even as a child they would crumble no matter how many times I brushed. I see dentures in my near future at 38 years old. Fun times.
  6. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Lots of people here have gone to the dentist and they had much better teeth than when they smoked, there shouldn't be anything bad for the teeth with vaping.
  7. Dooter

    Dooter Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2010
    Gilbert, AZ
    My teeth are bad, too - like the same kind of bad as yours. In the 5 months that I've been vaping, I have had 1 tooth crumble apart (a back bottom molar) that was already giving me issues to begin with. I don't know if the tooth was just worse than I thought, or if vaping made it worse.

    That being said, my gut instinct tells me that vaping has GOT to be easier on our mouths than cigarettes ever were. I really can't see what could possibly be in the e-juice that would destroy our teeth or make them worse than they already were to begin with.
  8. Phreaker

    Phreaker Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Also, you should have to do any "increased sucking" on a PV. Slow, light, long drags have worked the best for me.
  9. player30

    player30 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2010
    Birmingham AL
    I have recommended this before on other posts because I have had mouth issues since I began vaping (my husband does not though)--Orajel Anticeptic Mouth Rinse. It helps me more than Biotene.
  10. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Argyle Wi USA
    Fine, considerate, sensible advice, cheeks hurt for the first two days after I got my e-cig, and by some co-incidence I was flooding the atomizer all the time. Gentle, long puffs solved both problems.
    ...............The longer the puff, the more heat, the best vapor. No need to puff harder than necessary to light up the light on an automatic battery. Certainly no harder than one would puff a cigarette.
    Also, many people are not aware they have had dry mouth probably long term before vaping. Mouth breathers beware. You need some professional (dental) help to make sure you take care of all the issues involved in drymouth ~ excessive plaque, gingivitis, cavities below the gum line. Biotene helps, dry-mouth toothpaste, but do get checked by a dentist. PG and VG both exascerbate the problem a bit, being humectants. My teeth have always been pretty sensitive, that can also be caused by smoking or too much acidic foods and drinks, carbonated especially. The "tang" can come from Phosphoric acid. Sensodyne for me.
  11. InhaleGal

    InhaleGal Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2010
    I have been using Crest 3D whitestrips and have a really hard time vaping about 6 hours after they are removed. They make my teeth soooo sensitive and I also vape a lot of sweetened juices. So Ive backed off to only using them every couple days. Of course I still would vape through the pain! Kinda reminds my of when I used to smoke analogs and would have the most awful cough ever...never stopped me from lighting up!

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  12. OptimusJD

    OptimusJD Full Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Yeah just so nobody misunderstands and thinks I'm attacking vaping for the sake of it. A Byproduct of vaporizing VG is glucose. This will coat your teeth. With someone with healthy teeth it's not a big deal at all as you can rinse it right away. BUT, in a person like me that basically has a tooth with no protection on it anymore what-so-ever, it induces agony, at least in me. I tested it today. I went all morning and afternoon without vaping. No pain. Tonight, I vaped and within seconds I'm running for the anbesol. I guess I'll get the tooth pulled.
  13. 316lvm

    316lvm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2009
    southern minnesota
    Another thing that might contribute to tooth decay is medication. The psychotropic medication I'm on causes dry mouth, which, unfortunately, has caused major tooth decay. Nothing prescribed or OTC has counter acted the dry mouth.

    Some high blood pressure medications, water loss medication and others may also contribute to dry mouth which leads to tooth decay.
  14. MuddyWaterMan

    MuddyWaterMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010

    I am on medication that causes dry mouth and also use a Bi-Pap machine for sleep apnea that makes it even worse. I have found that Oasis mouthwash along with the Oasis oral spray works well for me to combat the situation. If you haven't tried them you may want to check them out! GL.
  15. Big Hitter

    Big Hitter Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    Binghamton, NY
    Aren't they supposed to be used like once a month?
  16. moonrai1980

    moonrai1980 Senior Member

    May 18, 2010
    fort worth
    i've got really bad teeth due to various medications. And when I told the dentist I used sensodyne he flipped out on me. I'm on the way to dentures in the next few months because mine cannot even be crowned. But he said that sensodyne can rot your gums which is what mine were doing. And he told me from that moment on not to use any toothpaste that even had a drop of flouride in it (not sure why he is against flouride for adults). So found some at the healthfood store with xylotol and teeth are still bad but they don't hurt and no sensitivity either. He also gave me a dry mouth gel that works wonders. Still dreading that next trip to the dentist.
  17. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Argyle Wi USA
    Flouridation of drinking water, airborne flourides, and dental health is under some scrutiny since the 1970's, there is some question of it being responsible for breakdown of collagen. That is why we've been told not to swallow toothpaste, especially kids. However Flourides are present in natural form in nearly everything in our environment, anything that contains the element flourine is a flouride whether organic or inorganic and seems to more adversely affect people with definciencies in magnesium and calcium.

    However Zylotol can be deadly to animals, even though it's been proven to reduce cavities in humans.
    But, Good point, Moonrai! Seems like no matter what we touch it has a bad side.
  18. InhaleGal

    InhaleGal Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2010
    No you get a box with 20 strips that you use everyday for 20 treatments. Then that should last you a year. This is my first time using these and I just can't seem to use them everyday cause of the sensitivity.

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  19. VAP3n00b

    VAP3n00b Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    I just had a dental cleaning on monday and mine are still really sensitive. Wondering if vaping is making it hurt more?
  20. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Argyle Wi USA
    Exposed nerves makes teeth hurt from heat or cold. I never had a problem with vaping.
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