Maybe you’ve been vaping a lot and became concerned about your teeth. Maybe you’ve noticed slight yellowing in your pearly whites and panicked. Or even worse, you went online and read a few of those vaping myths.
Whatever the case may be, we’re here to clarify that vaping does not cause yellow teeth.
There are common misconceptions concerning the causes of this. Nicotine and tar, for example. Tar is found in cigarettes and is known to cause discoloration and yellowing.
Vaping and cigarettes are interchangeable in the minds of non-smokers – who also happen to be the loudest complainers who spread this incorrect information.
Luckily, vape juices do not contain tar. They do, however, contain nicotine, and nicotine is bad for your gums.
“Vaping isn’t the reason why your teeth look like corn, son.”
The Effects of Nicotine on Gum Health
Now that we know vaping does not cause yellow teeth, it doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods here. Nicotine still affects your gums in many harmful ways. It can cause halitosis, gingivitis, and other oral diseases.
That being said, the main cause of most oral diseases is terrible hygiene, but if you keep up with your dental care you shouldn’t encounter problems.
You can prevent it with regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene.
“I never brush my teeth but why is vaping yellowing my teeth?”
If you’d like to reduce the chances of gum disease, you could start becoming mindful of the type of vape juice you’re consuming. Perhaps avoiding nicotine salt-based juices or choosing a flavor with a low nicotine dosage.
Popular online stores show a breakdown of nicotine levels and percentages. This should aid you when choosing your next vape juice.
If you don’t smoke cigarettes and have noticed yellowing, try taking a closer look at your other habits. Coffee and sodas could be causing the yellowing and not vaping.
“I totally use whitening strips. Like, all the time.”
When in doubt, talk to your dentist.