One of the most common questions we always get asked is, will vaping stain my teeth? To put it simply, no. But we know you want to know more. Turns out, there was a recent study into this exact question by scientists at British American Tobacco (BAT). These scientists looked into the effects of vaping on your teeth, examining pearly whites that were exposed to cigarette smoke over a two-week period, then comparing them to gnashers exposed to vaping for the same period of time.
The result? Vaping does not stain your teeth. Confirmed. But let us go into a little more detail.
A dairy queen’s vaping dream
In order to answer the important question of does vaping cause yellow teeth?, the scientists tested cigarettes and a prototype e-cigarette on cow’s teeth. These teeth had been incubated in an oven at body temperature and smothered in human saliva beforehand to create the same conditions found in a human mouth. Yum.
The results of the experiment were then presented at the American Association for Dental Research annual conference. That’s a mouthful to say. It was here where the scientists confirmed that during the two week period, the teeth that were exposed to the vapour from the e-cigarette did not stain. Those that were instead exposed to cigarette smoke, showed signs of staining very quickly.
And you can probably guess why. The reason why people who smoke usually have yellow teeth is because of the tar in cigarettes. E-liquids don’t have this. Vaping 1, cigarettes 0.
A spokesperson for BAT stated:
“After the first day, the teeth exposed to the smoke extract started to change colour and over the course of 14 days, these teeth got darker and darker in colour. Even with the naked eye, the colour changes with the cigarette extract could be easily seen after one day. In contrast to teeth exposed to smoke those exposed to an e-cigarette or THP vapour exhibited the minimal change in colour, similar to untreated teeth.”
Optimum oral condition
The results from the experiment by the British American Tobacco scientists also support another study from a few years ago; in October 2017, a study was made into the oral health of a group of vapers that had just made the switch from smoking.
110 participants were examined at the start of the study, then again 60 days after, and then 120 days from the first examination. Low and behold, the results came back gleaming. They showed that the switch to vaping had vastly improved the oral health of the participants, especially in terms of plaque and gum bleeding. Vaping 2, cigarettes 0.
V69 delivers every time
Both these studies confirm that overall, vaping does not cause yellow teeth. However, it’s important to note that some cheap and poorly made e-liquids contain dyes or flavour colourings that can stain your pearly whites. At V69, we use only the best ingredients in our premium e-liquids which won’t cause any harm to your money-making molars.
It’s just another reason why we’re the best in the business.
Now that you’re sure that vaping won’t stain your teeth, find out another frequently asked vaping question: whether vaping will stain house walls.