Smoking Stains and Effects on Teeth

As an adult smoker, you might be aware of a problem known as “smoker's teeth.” Smoking stains on teeth can occur when teeth are exposed to the thousands of chemicals produced by cigarette smoke.

Perhaps if you’re a legal age smoker, you might have already experienced yellowing teeth as a result of smoking cigarettes. Smoking stains on teeth can occur when teeth are exposed to the thousands of chemicals produced by cigarette smoke. Colored compounds found in the smoke can cause discoloration to teeth when they attach to the surface or penetrate the hard dental tissues.

What Is Smoker’s Teeth?

When cigarettes burn, this act of combustion causes the chemicals within them to discolor. Over time, exposure to these colored chemicals may be responsible for the yellowing effect, otherwise known as smoker's teeth.

You might be wondering just how long it takes to see signs of an effect of smoking on teeth. The answer isn’t so clear as it varies from person-to-person and depends on the number of cigarettes and the frequency with which the person smokes. The time it takes for an adult smoker to experience smoker’s teeth or a similar oral ailment will therefore vary.

What Are the Alternatives to Continued Smoking?

By combining science and technology, better alternatives to continued smoking have been created, such as IQOS. It provides a better experience for all adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke.

Speaking of stains and effects on teeth from smoking, we can state that IQOS leaves significantly less marks on your teeth1 than a cigarette.

Also, IQOS HeatControl™ Technology prevents tobacco from burning, which means it significantly reduces the number and level of harmful chemicals emitted compared to cigarette smoke.

If heated tobacco devices are of interest, you can find out more about IQOS here. :

Important information: If teeth are already stained, switching to IQOS will not reverse the color of those stains.

1. Non-clinical laboratory study conducted in Switzerland with human teeth and the most widely used dental composites. Contrary to real world conditions, teeth were not exposed to other staining substances which may influence the results.

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