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IS VAPING BAD FOR YOUR TEETH

IS VAPING BAD FOR YOUR TEETH

IS VAPING BAD FOR YOUR TEETH?

 Vaping is much less damaging to your teeth than smoking. Using an E-Cigarette removes the thousands of chemicals normally taken in with tobacco smoke. These encourage the growth of bad bacteria in the mouth and negatively impact the immune system, leading to a higher risk of infection and gum disease. The elimination of tar by E-Cigarettes helps to stop staining of the teeth and improves circulation to aid gum healing.

INTRODUCTION

It will come to no surprise to any smoker that cigarettes have a terrible effect on every part of the body, but this is especially true on the parts that cigarette smoke comes in direct contact with. What happens to the lungs is well known, but a smoker’s mouth also takes a huge amount of damage as well.

From gum disease and tooth loss, to excess bacteria and the tar staining teeth yellow there are a number of ways that smoking causes damage to the mouth. After all there is a reason that there is a stereotype that  a heavy smoker has yellow or missing teeth.

But what about vapour from an e-cigarette, does that have the same effect?

SMOKING VS VAPING - EFFECTS ON ORAL HEALTH

The mouth is affected by cigarettes in three main ways: bacteria, blood circulation and staining.

BACTERIA AND DISEASE: Due to the 4000+ chemicals tobacco products the saliva in a smoker’s mouth is affected, which makes it easier for oral bacteria to stick to a smoker’s teeth and gum. A filmy, bacteria-laden plaque can then grow on teeth and along the gum tissue. Over time this can harden into a plaque or tartar.

This can lead to another stereotype of smokers, bad breath. After all with a huge amount of bacteria growing (and dying) in a smoker’s mouth it can lead to halitosis.

But there are more than one negative effect from cigarettes, a smoker’s immune system has already been lowered, which along with increased bacteria leads to more infections and even gum disease which can attack the roots of the teeth. 
Smoking also weakens your bones and teeth, making it easier for them to break. As anyone who has had this happen to them, having a broken tooth could turn out to be very costly and painful!

The last and worst-case scenario is actual tooth loss. This happens when something called Periodontal disease takes place. When the gums become weaker the tissues cannot hold the tooth into the gum, which causes them to loosen and then eventfully fall out.

Using an E-Cigarette on the other hand doesn’t produce much particulate matter which means bacteria is much less likely to grow. The main ingredients present are water, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) and nicotine, none of which give bacteria anything to grow from.

E-Cigarettes also don’t weaken your immune system, so your body can start to heal and stop the progression of tooth decay.

STAINED TEETH: We think of teeth as solid objects, but they have pores like skin, and so can absorb chemicals if given time. One of the main reasons for teeth staining is from the tar in cigarettes, as over time it seeps into a smoker’s teeth and starts to turn them yellow. But it isn’t just tar that can cause tooth staining, the bacteria can also help as well.

As E-Cigarettes don’t contain any tar the chance of them staining your teeth are much lower than a cigarette.

smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth while vaping and e-cigarettes do not

POOR CIRCULATION: The toxins in cigarettes in general cause issues your blood circulation (that’s why smokers are at least 4 times more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker), narrowing arteries at the same time reducing the amount of oxygen in the blood.

This affects the teeth it makes it harder for the gums to heal (so increasing the likelihood of your teeth falling out from disease) and gives the bacteria an even better chance to grow.

Over time this lack of circulation can also lead to the wearing thin of tooth enamel which can lead to weaker teeth as well.

University of Dundee study found that switching to e-cigarettes could dramatically reduce your risk of heart attach within 4 weeks

DOES E-LIQUID AFFECT TEETH

As e-liquids only contain 4 ingredients there isn’t a huge amount that can be in them to cause issues. Both vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol have been proven to be safe, and have been used in all sorts of consumables like cake, sweets and even toothpaste.

There are some concerns for teeth when it comes to nicotine, as even though it is a colourless liquid on its own the nicotine from vaping can damage the whiteness of teeth and leave a stain. However the effect of nicotine is small compared to the majority of the signature yellow stain you get from cigarettes is caused by tar, so by moving from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes vapers are cutting out most of what is staining their teeth.

Another benefit of only having 4 ingredients is that unlike cigarettes e-cigarettes aren't pumping 4000+ chemicals into your body that are restricting your blood flow, which allows the blood to flow better and gums to start healing.
Another plus for e-liquids are a liquid, there are no particulates (very small bits) unlike cigarette smoke which is full of tiny bits of tobacco. This is important as these particulates are what is used by bacteria to grow and cause all the issues we mentioned above.

However one of the effects of vaping can be cause dry mouth, this normally fades away after a few weeks of use, but lack of saliva in the long term can cause issues with your mouth.

WHAT DOES SCIENCE SAY ABOUT VAPING FOR YOUR TEETH?

If you are still unconvinced then have a look at what the studies on this matter have proven!

A study in 2016 looked at people who had switched from cigarettes to E-Cigarettes. The researchers found that the switch led to improved oral health and less plaque and less gum bleeding.

To quote the study “We observed a constant reduction of bacterial plaque on teeth surfaces... until it completely disappeared in all subjects”.

Another study in 2017 compared people who smoked cigarettes to people who vaped. The study found that the group of smokers had higher levels of plaque and greater gum pain than the vapers.

Lastly a study in 2018  compared people who smoke, people who vape and people who do neither. The study found that the smokers had a higher level of gum inflammation than the other two groups. They did find that the people who never smoked has the least, but that could have been down to all the e-cigarette users having been former smokers.

VAPING AND ORAL HYGIENE 

The best thing for your teeth is to stop smoking, but if you have moved from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and still want to make sure that you are doing your best for your mouth then we have a couple of tips:

STAYING HYDRATED: By drinking water as a vaper you are not only counteracting any dry mouth that you may experience, but you are helping to strengthen your own teeth. Most tap water these days has fluoride in (which is also in toothpaste) and can help strengthen your teeth and stop tooth decay.

But by drinking water you are also washing away any particulates from what you have eaten and drunk, so giving the bacteria in your mouth less time to feed and the acids in items like juice less time to dissolve your teeth.

staying hydrated can improve your oral hygiene

 
VISITING THE DENTIST: This is an obvious one but bears repeating! It can be easy to overlook regular appointments if you teeth are appear fine, but things can change quickly. 

BRUSHING, FLOSSING, ETC.: Last but not least, cleaning your teeth after every meal is one of the best ways to make sure that there are no particles stuck in your teeth and remove any acidic traces of what you have ingested.

brushing and flossing can dramatically improve your oral hygiene

 

IS VAPING BAD FOR YOUR TEETH CONCLUSION

To wrap this all up, if you are a smoker who is worried about the state of their teeth, then it might be time to move to e-cigarettes.

Not only are E-cigarettes in general better for you (they are 95% less harmful than cigarettes according to Public Health England and the NHS) but they don’t stain your teeth, cause tooth decay or gum disease, or leave you with bad breath like cigarettes do!

Try the SMOKO E-cigarette starter kit for FREE* today and see if you too can make the switch to e-cigarettes like millions of others!
*(when you purchase 1 pack of E-Cigarette refills. One per customer.)
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EACH CIGARETTE YOU SMOKE TAKES 11 MINUTES OFF YOUR LIFE

SMOKING IS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE THINGS FOR OUR HEALTH

For the last 5 decades, doctors and medical professionals have been saying that smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things for your health.

Over 80,000 people a year die prematurely in the UK due to smoking-related diseases.

Cigarettes have been found to cause over 14 types of cancer, can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and lead to debilitating respiratory issues like COPD and asthma.

WHAT SMOKING DOES TO YOU BODY
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UK DOCTORS NOW RECOMMEND SWITCHING TO VAPING

LEADING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AGREE VAPING IS 95% LESS HARMFUL THAN SMOKING

Leading medical groups and researchers all agree that "e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking" because they don't have the same harmful chemicals in cigarettes.

From Public Health England, Cancer Research UK or the Royal College of Midwives, they all agree that quitting smoking or finding a healthier alternative like vaping is something all adult smokers should do immediately.

Some medical studies also show that nicotine can help to control your appetite - so vaping may help you to lose weight as well!

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MILLIONS OF EX-SMOKERS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE QUIT SMOKING WITH VAPING

We started SMOKO E-Cigarettes over 10 years ago to give adult smokers a realistic and less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes.

Over the time, we have helped 10's of 1,000's of smokers in over 25 countries around the world to finally stop smoking for good! And many of our customers were very heavy smokers who have been able to quit!

SMOKO has prevented over 600,000,000 cigarettes from being smoked and stop 230,000 more each and every day!

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THE UK'S BEST VAPES ARE MADE IN THE UK

Many of the disposable vapes sold in convenience stores use Chinese made e-liquids and ingredients,

Here are SMOKO we do things very differently! All of the vape juice we use in our vaping products are created using the highest quality ingredients and flavours that are Made in the UK. This means you are getting the best vape kits in the UK.

We use freebase nicotine - instead of nic salts - in all of our e-liquids to create a more realistic smoking sensation and a stronger throat hit. We also have a great range of nicotine-free vapes!

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IS VAPING SAFER THAN SMOKING

All the recent research does suggest that vaping is much safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. There are very few side effect of vaping you should be aware of the symptoms of vaping too much and how to control the amount of nicotine you consume.

But without the 4,000 chemicals, tar and 2nd hand smoke found with traditional tobacco, vaping is by far a better choice for a healthier lifesytle.

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VAPING IS UP TO 80% CHEAPER THAN SMOKING

In this financial crisis, smoking cigarettes is becoming unaffordable for most families. However, there is a misconception that vaping is expensive.

But vaping cheaper than smoking by up to 80%. A pack-a-day smoker could expect to save £10 a day compared to traditional tobacco.

So if you ready to save a fortune, it's time to switch to an affordable vape or e-cigarette today!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING CIGARETTES AND SWITCH TO VAPING

WHAT ARE THE HARMFUL CHEMICALS THAT ARE FOUND IN CIGARETTES?

It is common knowledge that tobacco cigarettes are really bad for us. There are over 4,000 harmful chemicals in cigarettes and 50 known carcinogens!

Some of the chemicals include Tar, Carbon Monoxide, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, Acetone, Ammonia, Acetic Acid, Hydrogen Cyanide, Lead, DDT and Butane to name a few. No one in their right mind would put any of these chemicals into bodies!

Due to these chemicals, each time you light up a cigarette, you take 11 minutes off the end of your life! And when you smoke, everything has a stale smoke smell!

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN E-CIGARETTES AND VAPES?

The reason why medical professionals around the world suggest switching to electronic cigarettes and vapes is the lack of those chemicals found in cigarettes.

In fact, e-cigarettes only have 4 main ingredients. Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin, Flavourings and nicotine. Nicotine is the only physical reason why you smoke and there are many health advantages of nicotine.

So if you compare the amount of ingredients in a cigalike vs. tobacco cigarettes, there is a 99% difference.

WHICH IS THE BEST CIGALIKE OR VAPE TO USE?

Many adult smokers looking to quit and switch to a cigalike or vape starter kit will have a lot of choice. There are many types of e-cigarettes on the market and they do essentially the same thing. But how do you find the right vape for you?

A SMOKO Vape starter kit uses magnetic techology to hold the vape refills in place. With the SMOKO Cigalike starter kit, you simply screw the e-cig refills into the battery.

All of our vape and e-cig refills use our Made in the UK e-liquids - with the highest quality flavours and ingredients. Most disposable vape brands are made in China....