Dec 13, 2023

Smoking stains and effects on teeth

As an adult smoker, you might be aware of a problem known as “smoker’s teeth”. Perhaps you’ve even 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. Coloured compounds found in the smoke can cause tooth discolouration when they get attached 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 to discolour. Over time, exposure to these coloured 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 smoking’s effects on teeth. The answer is not so clear as it varies from person to person and depends on the number of cigarettes and the frequency with which someone 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?


Looking for a top-of-the range IQOS tobacco product? It is worthing considering IQOS ILUMA, the latest in heated tobacco innovation. Not only does IQOS ILUMA have no blade, meaning there will be no blade breakages, it also automates some functions. With its SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ and other technology, IQOS ILUMA provides a more hygienic experience than cigarettes. Consumers who use IQOS ILUMA say that their breath smells better than it did with cigarettes*. IQOS ILUMA is easy to use and enjoy, with simple insertion and removal of TEREA sticks. IQOS ILUMA provides you with stick-by-stick taste consistency.


* 85% agreement amongst 674 adult consumers in Japan and Italy, 2020 to 2021.


The best decision any smoker can undoubtedly make is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. IQOS is not risk-free and contains nicotine, which is addictive.  


You could also consider e-cigarette devices. Do your own research when looking for a vape that is right for you – there are many types and options available. With so much choice, you are sure to find a device that fits your preferences and lifestyle.


This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources. We make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.