A dry mouth is a condition that occurs when there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Saliva is important because it helps to keep the mouth moist and healthy. It also helps to remove food and bacteria from the teeth. When you vape, the nicotine in the e-juice causes your salivary glands to stop producing saliva. This can lead to a number of problems, including tooth decay and gum disease.
Tooth decay occurs when acids attack the tooth enamel. These acids are produced by bacteria in the mouth and are usually removed by saliva. However, when you vape, the nicotine in the e-juice inhibits saliva production, which allows these acids to attack the tooth enamel unchecked. As a result, you are at an increased risk of developing cavities and other forms of tooth decay.
The nicotine in e-juice can stain your teeth yellow or brown over time. Additionally, many people who vape use fruity or sweet-flavored e-juices, which contain sugars that can also cause stains on your teeth. If you vape regularly, you may find that your teeth become stained and discolored much faster than they would if you didn’t vape.