Vaping Can Harm Oral Health, These Problems Can Trouble You

Shubham Dubey
3 Min Read

In recent years, e-cigarettes or vaping have gained immense popularity among people. It has become quite popular as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. People believe that it is a safe alternative to smoking, but the truth is exactly the opposite. Vaping badly affects not only your health but also your oral health.

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If you are also one of those people who consider vaping as a safe alternative to smoking, then let us tell you about some of the problems related to oral health.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a common side effect of vaping. When you vape, your body produces less saliva, hurting your oral health. Symptoms of dry mouth include feeling thirsty constantly, difficulty swallowing, and a sticky feeling. Without saliva, the risk of cavities and gum disease increases significantly.

Swelling Of Gums

The chemicals in vape aerosols can damage your oral tissue, causing swollen gums. Inflammation of the gums may cause redness and tenderness. As gum disease progresses, your gums may pull away from your teeth, exposing the roots and causing tooth sensitivity, increasing the risk of tooth decay.

Delayed Wound Healing

The nicotine in vaping can constrict blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the gums. This narrowing can cause delayed healing after tooth extraction or gum surgery. If you notice that your gums are taking longer than usual to heal after dental treatment, it may be a sign of impaired blood flow due to vaping.

Tooth Sensitivity

Vaping can also weaken tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to sensitivity. Because of this, you may experience pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot, cold or sweet food. Tooth sensitivity can indicate several problems, such as enamel erosion or cavities, which vaping may worsen.

Bad Breath

Vaping can cause bad breath due to the chemicals present in vaping aerosols. This can lead to persistent bad breath, and the problem of dry mouth can worsen due to vaping. It is important to note that if you still have bad breath despite maintaining good oral hygiene habits, it may be a sign of oral problems associated with vaping.

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