Smoker’s Teeth. What Does Smoking Do to Your 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 thousands of chemicals produced by cigarette smoke. Coloured compounds found in tobacco smoke can cause teeth discolouration when they attach to the surface and penetrate the hard dental tissues.  

What is Smoker’s Teeth?

When cigarettes burn, this act of combustion causes the chemicals within the cigarette 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 how long it takes to see signs of smoking effects 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 you smoke. Therefore, the time it takes for an adult smoker to experience smoker’s teeth or other, smoking-related oral ailments will vary.

What Are the Alternatives to Continued Smoking?

Are you concerned about smoking effects on teeth? You may want to switch from continued smoking to a smoke-free alternative. The latest in heated tobacco innovation - IQOS ILUMA is worth consideration. IQOS ILUMA leaves significantly less stains on your teeth* than cigarettes. 

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

* Non-clinical laboratory study conducted in Switzerland with IQOS aerosol on 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.

Not only does IQOS ILUMA have no blade, so there will be no blade breakages, it also automates some functions. With a SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM, 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*. Shop the full ILUMA range here.

Have you got more questions about heated tobacco? Head to our FAQ page to learn more. 

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

Without question, the best decision any smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. IQOS is not risk-free and provides nicotine, which is addictive. Smoke-free products are not alternatives to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids.

Commit to your own research when looking for a device that’s right for you - there are many types and options available. With so much choice, you’re bound to find a device that fits your preferences.

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

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