What is The Meaning of Vaping?

Vaping is the process of inhaling vapor produced from some electronic devices known as a Vape. A vape can come in different forms; some come as a pen and other similar devices.

Vaping and smoking are two of the most popular forms of tobacco consumption today, both in Nigeria and worldwide, recently vaping are rapidly out shadowing smoking as the most common form of tobacco use among youths both female and male. But despite vaping’s popularity, there are still many misconceptions about its potential impact on oral health, ranging from whether or not it causes cavities to whether or not it can make your teeth yellow faster than cigarettes can.

This is How The Vaping Device Works

A vape can come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. This device works by producing an aerosol or vapor from heating up a liquid that sometimes consists of flavorings and other chemicals that make vaping seem less harmful than smoking. This liquid carries nicotine, marijuana, or other drugs to the user through the mouthpiece that is inhaled into the lungs then expelled through the mouth or nose.

Vaping may still be relatively new, but it’s quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, with 1 in 5 people under the age of 25 vaping regularly. However, while vaping has gotten popular because it’s seen as less harmful than traditional smoking, there are still many health concerns to be aware of when it comes to the effects of vaping on your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about vaping and your oral health.

Different Between Vaping and Smoking

Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor and chemicals using an electronic device, while smoking is the act of inhaling fumes from lighted cigarette sticks.

When it comes to your teeth, smoking and vaping do have their differences. While both can cause an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay, e-cigarettes typically contain fewer harmful chemicals than traditional cigarettes. In fact, most experts agree that vaping is a healthier choice for smokers—but should you ever switch from vaping to smoking?

Let’s take a look at what happens when you smoke cigarettes versus when you vape. The process of smoking delivers more toxins and compounds into your mouth and body overall, making it far more damaging on every level. On average, non-smokers live about 10 years longer than those who smoke; vapers who transition to cigarette smokers only increase that risk by about three years.

When it comes to your teeth, vaping may not be as harmful as smoking. However, there are still some concerns about what e-cigarettes may do to your mouth. That’s because vaping involves sucking in a mixture of chemicals and vapors, which can build up in your mouth over time. Studies published in Cancer Causes & Control found that vaping increases oral cancer risk by 15 times. And, also an increase in developing dental cavities because those who vape have higher levels of plaque buildup on their teeth than non-smokers.

The Effects Of Vaping on The Teeth

Vaping may be a more subtle habit than cigarette smoking, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t harmful to teeth. When you vape, you inhale the vapor produced by an e-cigarette or other vaping device. These devices heat up a liquid solution of nicotine and flavoring agents to produce their signature billow of vapor but they also come with an array of chemicals that are not good for teeth.

The nicotine in e-liquid and even flavoring like mint can create an acidic environment in your mouth, and that’s bad news for your enamel. Plus, if you’re vaping with a plastic tank/cartridge instead of glass or metal, there’s also the risk of leaching chemicals into your vapor. If you vape regularly, be sure to brush immediately after each time you use it!

 Dentists Perspective About Vaping

Vaping is a popular trend among teens and young adults in 2018. It has also become increasingly common for older smokers to trade their cigarettes for e-cigarettes instead. While public health experts debate on whether vaping is actually safer than smoking, one fact remains clear: Vaping can do some serious damage to your teeth.  In fact, there are several ways vaping affects oral health that is far more prevalent than many people realize.

Why Are People Switching From Smoking to Vaping

Millions of people choose to vape because it’s less expensive, produces no second-hand smoke, and doesn’t leave that disgusting smell in your hair and on your clothes. These products are designed to heat a nicotine liquid rather than burning dried tobacco leaves – one reason why e-cigarettes were created in the first place was as an alternative for those who want to quit smoking but can’t kick their addiction to nicotine. Because it’s believed that those liquids contain only trace amounts of nicotine and don’t include other ingredients found in cigarettes (like tar).

Tips on How to Stop Vaping and Smoking

If you want to quit vaping and smoking  but don’t know-how, there are a few things you can do. The first step is to make up your mind, that this is what you want for yourself; either because you want to live healthier or because you want to make yourself and your family proud. Another step is to consult a therapist.

He or she may be able to help you develop a plan that includes nicotine replacement therapy or other options for quitting. It will take time and work, but it will be worth it.  In addition to nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), people have reported success using hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Surround yourself with positive influences instead of toxic people who encourage them to smoke/vape.