Smoking affects the teeth by staining them a yellowish tint as the nicotine passes through the mouth. Discover the dental side affects of smoking, and find out how to prevent future staining, with tips from a licensed dental assistant in this free video on oral hygiene.
So have you ever wondered on how smoking stains your teeth. Well my name is Michelle and I'm a dental assistant with Solutions and I'm here to explain to you on the side effects of smoking and how it effects your teeth. Basically as you pretty much already know the nicotine that's in the cigarettes when it comes to smoking, has a yellow tint to it so. When you are smoking the cigarette especially if you are smoking them on a consistent basis this yellow tint will actually start to stain your teeth. It becomes, it embeds itself into the crevice of your teeth, into the enamel of your teeth so basically when ever you are smoking and you are inhaling it and then smoke is all around in your mouth, the yellow, the nicotine, the yellow base of the nicotine is going to stain your teeth. So you definitely need to, if you are unable to quit smoking you would definitely need to consult with your general dentist so therefore maybe he can kind of give you a couple of different treatment options on how to prevent the nicotine from staining your teeth on, into a severe case or kind of give you maybe some take home bleaching solutions so you can kind of bleach your teeth once in a while. Just to maintain the staining, so therefore it doesn't become to severe. Once again my name is Michelle and I am a dental assistant with solutions and I just explained to you on how smoking can effect your teeth.