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Smile and Vape Away

Posted by David on

We're all aware of the fact that smoking cigarettes can cause your teeth to become stained over time. Typically, a cigarette smoker will watch their pearly whites take on a yellow hue over the course of several years. Particularly heavy smokers can even end up with unsightly brown stains that are anything but attractive. 

If you're someone who has switched to vaping, you may be wondering about what this means for the appearance of your teeth. Fortunately, vaping is widely considered to be a much better alternative when it comes to maintaining the appearance of your pearly whites.

Why Cigarettes Stain Your Teeth

We all know that cigarettes are loaded with chemicals that wreak havoc on your health in a variety of ways. One of the most notorious ingredients found in tobacco cigarettes is tar. This toxic chemical destroys a smoker's lungs over time, leading to serious respiratory conditions. Additionally, tar stains a person's teeth, causing them to eventually turn yellow or brown.

Tar is a sticky, dark substance that is found in every commercial cigarette. This same substance is what causes the smell of cigarettes to linger. If a person smokes a cigarette inside their home, tar will likely end up staining their walls and surfaces.

Why Vaping May Be a Better Alternative

Unlike cigarettes, e-juices do not contain any tar. It’s composed of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavoring ingredients and, usually, nicotine. Propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and flavoring ingredients have not been found to cause the teeth to become stained.

Some experts believe that nicotine can cause the teeth to become slightly yellow over time. Even though nicotine is an odorless and colorless chemical, it does turn slightly yellow when mixed with oxygen. However, it's likely that you would need to vape e-liquids containing extremely high levels of nicotine for you to notice any yellowing of the teeth.

Regardless, if you're concerned about the appearance of your teeth, it's safe to say that vaping is a better choice.

How to Avoid Staining Your Teeth When You Vape

If you're a vaper and you care about the appearance of your teeth, there are some things that you can do to avoid staining. If you're concerned about the possibility of nicotine turning your teeth yellow, simply choose vape juices that have lower nicotine concentrations.

If you do crave lots of nicotine, you can just monitor how much you vape throughout the day. The less you vape, the less likely your teeth will turn yellow.

Also, it's important to remember that proper dental hygiene habits will help you maintain a gleaming smile. Brush at least twice each day to scrub away any substances that can lead to staining of the teeth. And, of course, you can always purchase products that whiten the teeth with bleaching agents.

Keep Your Teeth Looking Good

Those who want to maintain an attractive smile can rest assured that vaping is far less likely to stain their teeth than tobacco cigarettes. Thanks to the lack of tar found in e-liquid products, you'll find that it's much easier to keep those teeth looking gorgeously white.

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