Vaping and Dental Health
I would like to share something that almost made switching from analogs to vaping impossible for me. When I first started vaping everything was great! I was so happy to be able to smoke and not have all the horrible things that go with smoking. I immediately was hopelessly hooked when I started trying all the amazing flavors! Then the vapor started to hurt my teeth. Like chewing on tin foil. I was really upset. I could not find ANY information on this other than people asking for help and receiving ‘see a dentist’ for help. I do not have dental insurance and all my extra funds just went into vape supplies. So the dentist would not be an immediate thing, for me at least.
This was really upsetting me because I had spent so much money on vaping supplies and it was quickly becoming something that made me cringe. I began brainstorming and experimenting. When I vaped it felt like I was chewing on metal or something. When I would drip the pain was MUCH worse than when I used my ego with a vision Stardust. That led me to the conclusion of the more distance FROM the actual metal the better. I stopped dripping immediately and just used the stardust. This helped but the pain was still present.
I solved the problem on my own I am glad to say! Vaping was making me brush my teeth more because it made my mouth dry. Currently i do not notice the dry mouth. I think my body has adjusted to vaping. So..i immediately did a fluoride treatment with Colgate PreviDent 5000 Plus. I cut back on brushing 4~6 times a day. I also started using a daily toothpaste with higher fluoride for sensitive teeth. I also do fluoride treatments every week or two with a prescribed high fluoride toothpaste I have had for years. Within two days I was vaping pain free.
I have an appointment with my dentist to get my teeth sealed as smoking has made my gums recede some and my enamel is thin, thus the pain. Analogs are horrible horrible things.