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Effects of Vaping on Teeth

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by xg4bx, Aug 18, 2010.

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  1. xg4bx

    xg4bx Moved On ECF Veteran

    It's fairly well known that cigs play absolute havoc on your mouth as I've learned from personal experience.

    Have any long-term vapors noticed any negative effects on their teeth? Or have any cigarette induced maladies such as receding gums reversed themselves (if that's even possible)?

    USMC.CAR Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 2, 2010
    Okinawa, Japan
    I've only been vaping for about a week and I've already noticed my teeth are a bit whiter. This is obviously from quitting analogs though, I wouldn't put it on vaping.
  3. crashtestjeep

    crashtestjeep Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I have issues from a prior (extremely severe) car accident, but no new cavaties, but a crack they may have very well already been there from said wreck has become very noticeable....I cannot blame it on vaping tho bc I honestly dont know if it was already there before and just didnt notice or it got worse over time. I had to get almost all of my molars crowned due to damage from wreck except this one and now I am noticing the crack and it getting worse.

    Vaping can cause dry mouth and dry mouth CAN cause damage, so I usually drink plenty water and suck on sugar-free hard candy to prevent any damage.

    On a positive note, I used two tubes of rembrandt brand tooth paste -its exspensive but my teeth have remained VERY white since. I even notice coffee stains while drinking coffee and brush them away! Never noticed the huge difference as a smoker.

    I have vaped since June 2009
  4. AlphaTau99

    AlphaTau99 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    I'm going on about a month now, and had some pretty nice gum damage in my bottom front teeth. While they've recovered nicely, I'm pretty sure I remember my dentist saying that the process can't be totally "reversed." However, they *can* heal fully, recover somewhat, and get strong again; just not to the point had you never smoked. In other words, the sooner one quits smoking, the better. I believe it's similar to your lungs: they can heal and recover, but they'll never be like they would have had we not smoked in the first place.
  5. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    I never had any problems from smoking, but I had a small dot that 6 months ago my dentist wanted to watch, fast forward 3 months and it's a cavity that needs to be filled asap, although I can't really predict that if I HADNT started vaping it would already have needed filling by now too. I do associate the cavity growing quicker with vaping, my dentist doesn't though. There was a thread about this exact thing, a rather long thread in fact. I'll try to get the link for you
  6. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I was just thinking the same thing after my dental surgery this morning and here I am at this thread! That link your be very useful as the google search has stopped working for me.

    I have cut anything with sugar out of my diet apart from the odd diet coke at meal times at most once a day and the cavities are all fixed up, defore the surgery they didn't get any worse whilst I was vaping so there is hope!! My dentist had never seen a PV before so she couldn't help me much.

    Having some tooth extractions soon and I have heard on here its best not to vape for 48 hours after to avoid dry socket! I'll be snuffing that day then :D
  7. four2109

    four2109 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2009
    S. Indiana
    My gums started receding after I quit smoking and started vaping.
    Did vaping cause it? I can't say. Vaping is not the only thing we do.
    But I never had problems with my gums in 35 years of smoking 2+ppd.

    If you search the forum (in the lower left corner box), you will find posts in other threads. Several from people that left shortly there after. And many post that their teeth and gums improved dramatically.

    Your experience will be your experience.
  8. Murdock Ruml

    Murdock Ruml Supplier's Manufacturer - Offline ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    i know my teeth improved. teeth are whiter. gums have a healthy color to them and have started filling in around my teeth. i caused alot of damage from years or dipping. lost two teeth because of it, thankfully they were in the back. but yeah i a can tell drastic improvement. and i have been vaping and dip/ smoke free about a year
  9. softpiano

    softpiano Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    I still can't get one thing! Guys! :) So vaping is better to teeth than smoking or vaping is worse than smoking? :)
  10. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
  11. Mickirette

    Mickirette Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
  12. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Thankyou Xanax, ya lil sweetie xx and by sweetie I don't mean cavity causing sweet sugar :)
  13. Turbo

    Turbo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 23, 2009
    I've always been prone to cavities, whether smoking, vaping or not; ever since childhood I've had cavities. I even had my molars coated, did that help--No, and I do brush/floss often.

    The biggest issue I see from vaping is dry mouth. Some people are prone to it while others are not. I've been using Biotine mouthwash and it's helped a bunch. They make other products like toothpaste, gel, etc. There's also suggestions on the thread quoted above.

    There was a dentist that came in a while ago that vaped himself that seemed to think it was safe. I think it's easy to blame problems on the unknown but it's good to be aware of sudden changes.

    I have had recent teeth problems but it was a tooth that was bothering me long before vaping. I continue to monitor it and I think the best thing to do is to keep your dentist visits up and practice good oral hygine.
  14. chrisl317

    chrisl317 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2009
    Warren, MI USA
    Vaping is better for your teeth and gums.
  15. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    Thanks Mickirette.

    And tribalmasters. Sometimes I wonder how many people think I'm female on here... Lolol
  16. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    My dental hygienist and my dentist both remarked that my gums were sealing to my teeth normally and the hygienist didn't know I was a smoker. She says that she can always tell a smoker because the edge of the gums next to the teeth are grayish instead of pink and mine looked like a non-smoker.

    My gums puffed up and sealed to my teeth. She was amazed when I told here I'd been vaping only 6 weeks (at the time of the cleaning). She is going to encourage her brother to try vaping.
  17. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Ohh no it must have been that lovely hair of yours! Mind you, I do bat for the other side hehe :D

    Aanyway, I wonder if the combination of vaping causing a dry mouth and eating sugary food and drink would casue the cavities. What if there was no sugar in the diet would there be some in the vape? I'm sure its been answered in the other thread so I'll find it :)

    Here is a great site to learn about teeth and gums with some info on how teeth decay and some good stuff about various dental issues and the things dentists can do Ask Doctor Spiller, A Dentist With over 30 Years Experience

    It says there that even if the patient didn't brush ever, there would be no cavities if there was no sugar involved! Of course, the gums wouldn't be too happy with having not been brushed hehehe!!
  18. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I noticed the same thing too!! My gums look much better and the dentist say they are in good shape :) I must admit I am scared of the dentist so didn't go for a few years so when I was finally brave enough to jump in the chair I had already given up 2 years and I had a few cavities and some teeth cracked!! Now I am on the mend and not so afraid, the cavities are fixed and I have new fillings! When all the dental work is complete, she may even let me have them professionally cleaned :) In the meantime, I gotta keep chewing to keep the saliva flowing and keep up my no sugar diet!
  19. HeatherC

    HeatherC Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2010
    New York
    I don't know about the gums or anything... But at my last dental cleaning I had less tartar build up they scraped alot less and it was a much more pleasant experience than when they had to literally chip off the tartar build up on my teeth!
  20. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    Hahahah thanks :)
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