How to remove tobacco stains from teeth


Have you ever faced the humiliation of having people shy away from you because of your yellowish teeth, betraying the intake of excessive tobacco? A beautiful smile showing off wonderfully white teeth is worth a million dollars, yet the unfortunate fact is that the passing years mar this brightening whiteness of our teeth, if oral hygiene is not paid proper heed.

One of the worst stains that our teeth can possibly incur is tobacco stains. Tobacco comprises of a large percentage of nicotine and nicotine has highly adverse effects on our teeth. Moreover the worst part is that often these stains refuse to budge even when you kick off the habit of smoking.

If you are going through this grueling time where you have to think before you smile, because otherwise these terrible tobacco stains blighting your teeth are likely to turn people away from you; then these helpful tips given below will definitely serve as a nirvana for you.


Follow these tips and restore your teeth to their natural beauty. Yet the crux of the matter is to get rid of any smoking habits in the first place. As long as you keep taking any tobacco matter inside you, you are going to be prone to various diseases especially those relating to your oral cavity.

So, quit smoking, follow the oral hygiene tutelage given below and get ready to dazzle people with your brilliant smile.

Method One (Using baking soda and per oxide)

Baking Soda has long been used for cleaning teeth and helping them return to their original white glory. Although, there are some misconceptions regarding the use of baking soda and their abrasive effect as well, yet practical results have proven the case to be contrary. Hundreds of people have benefited from this treatment to get rid of tobacco stains from their teeth. Furthermore the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) Test as scored baking soda’ abrasion level to be 7 which is considerably low, as compared to other dentifrices. The following method will enable you to experience the magical stain-lifting powers of baking soda and per oxide.


Things that you will require:

· 1 table spoon baking soda
· ½ table spoon per oxide
· Bowl
· Brush

Steps that you need to take:

1.   This method is pretty simple. You don’t have to embark upon a complex stain-lifting routine. All you have to do is replace your commercially produced tooth paste with a homemade one.

2.   This homemade tooth paste will combine the stain removal powers of baking soda and per oxide. Since oxygen tends to dissolve stains, therefore baking soda and peroxide combine to react in such a way that oxygen is produced. This oxygen plays the role of a cleaning agent and eventually you will end up with a natural tooth whitener.

3.   To make this tooth paste, take a small bowl and mix 1 table spoon of baking soda with ½ table spoon of peroxide in it. Keep mixing the two ingredients until they form a paste. This paste should be of the consistency of your tooth paste.

4.   Now, use this homemade baking soda tooth paste to brush your teeth daily instead of your regular tooth paste.

5.   Although you would be missing out on the minty flavor of your regular tooth paste, yet you would end up with glistening teeth, free of all tobacco stains.
                    
Method two (Using Salt)

Have you ever used salt water in your manicure or pedicure? If you have, then yes you got the clue. Salt possess renowned cleaning properties and is usually deployed in various stain removal techniques. It can also help you to get rid of any embarrassing nicotine stains blighting your teeth. Therefore, the following method deploys salt to clean your teeth and remove any tobacco stains from teeth.


Things that you will require:

· Powdered Salt
· Brush

(Although the ingredients are sparse, yet the effect is immense.)

Steps that you need to take:

1.   Take some powdered salt and dip your tooth brush in it.

2.   Regard this salt as a tooth paste or powder and use it to brush your teeth well.

3.   Afterwards, rinse your teeth thoroughly.

4.   Use this powdered salt to brush your teeth regularly.

5.   Eventually you will end up with white glistening teeth. This is because salt acts both like an absorbent and a disinfectant. Consequently, it can remove all traces of tobacco stains.

Method Three (Using olive oil or coconut oil)

You might have used expensive mouth washes and perhaps they might not have succeeded in removing these hideous tobacco stains from teeth. So it’s time you give some natural mouth washes a shot. Both olive oil and coconut oil are antibacterial oils and their use can help significantly in the removal of tobacco stains from teeth.

Things that you will require:

· Olive oil/ coconut oil
· Tooth Brush
· Peppermint oil


Steps that you need to take:

1.   Take any of the two oils mentioned above, i.e. olive oil or coconut oil.

2.   These oils are rich in antioxidants and will help in the effective removal and cleaning of tobacco stains from teeth. Therefore take a few drops of any oil and pour them on your toothbrush.

3.   Brush your teeth carefully using this and then rinse well.

4.   You can also use these oils for gargling. Here too, you have to take a few drops of these oils and gargle for a few minutes.

5.   Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly.

6.   For a refreshing breath and flavor, you can also add a little bit of peppermint oil. Along with refreshing your mouth, it will also help to disinfect.


Method four (Using Strawberries)

Strawberries are such a fruit which serve as a delicacy and are universally loved by all. However, did you know that this fruit can also play a potent role in disinfecting your teeth and in helping you to bid farewell to your tobacco stains for good? If you did not, then it’s time you do so. This is because, strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid which is also commercially used in the production of tooth pastes. So, it is time you have a strawberry jaunt; eat them and clean with them.

Things that you will require:

· Tooth brush
· Tooth paste
· Strawberries
· Water

Steps that you need to take:

1.   Take some strawberries and mash them up.

2.   Place these mashed up strawberries on your tooth brush and use this strawberry paste to brush your teeth thoroughly.

3.   Afterwards rinse your mouth well.

4.   However, brush your teeth with toothpaste immediately after brushing with strawberries.


Method Five (Using Cider Vinegar and Lemon)

Lemon and Vinegar are our conventional stain lifting agents. They have been used since centuries for the removal of any type of stain and this particular method deploys them to get rid of tobacco stains.

Things that you will require:

· ¼ lemon
· 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
· Tooth brush

Steps that you need to take:

1.   Primarily take 1/4th lemon juice and add two table spoons of apple cider vinegar to it.

2.    Make use this mixture as your tooth paste. Dip your brush in it and use it to thoroughly brush your teeth.

3.   Afterwards, rinse your mouth well.

4.   Make sure that you deploy this method only once a week, as excessive acidity can harm your tooth enamel.

Tip and Warnings:

1.   It is mandatory that you brush your teeth regularly, twice a day. Moreover, also try to adopt the habit of flossing between your teeth.

2.   Get regular dental check-ups to prevent any long term stains.

3.   Products such as whitening strips and whitening trays can be purchased from any drug store. They also play a dramatic role in the reduction of tobacco stains from your teeth.

4.   Using a vibrating tooth brush is also a good option, since this tooth brush can help in swift loosening of stains. Moreover it can also reach spots in your teeth which you cannot reach yourself.

5.   Mouth wash should also be used regularly as it kills germs and prevents the build-up of tartar or plaque.

6.   The bottom line is that no matter how many whitening tips you exercise on your teeth, yet these nicotine/tobacco stains aren’t going away unless you quit smoking. So the first and the most pivotal thing are to STOP SMOKING.


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