First, vaping ingredients can harm your gums.
Just like traditional cigarettes, vapes contain nicotine. Vapers need to be aware that nicotine is a vasoconstrictor compound. In other words, it prompts blood vessels to constrict. This action, in turn, restricts blood flow and nutrients to your gums. Healthy teeth first require healthy gums. They support your teeth structurally. In addition, without proper blood flow, gums can start to recede. As they recede, the exposed bone can be affected also. Thus, this can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, tooth sensitivity, and a host of other oral health problems.
Second, e-cigarette juices can cause dry mouth.
A common ingredient in many e-hookah (e-cigarette) base liquids (or vape juices) is propylene glycol. This ingredient acts as an antifreeze in a sense, and it has water absorption properties. For the person vaping, this means that as they inhale, the propylene glycol absorbs the moisture from their mouth and throat. Saliva production plays a crucial role in cavity prevention. A moist mouth helps to wash away cavity-causing bacteria. Furthermore, a moist mouth keeps a healthy pH level to discourage bacterial growth. By drying out your mouth, vaping disrupts this delicate balance, making it easier for bacteria to grow. It also often leads to mouth sores and sore gums. If that’s not enough to turn you away, just ask your kissing partner how dry mouth causes bad breath!
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