How to Remove Tobacco Stains From Your Teeth

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How to Remove Tobacco Stains From Your Teeth
Clean your teeth after every meal to whiten them. (Teeth and Mouth image by Sujit Mahapatra from Fotolia.com)

Smoking stains your teeth over time and if you are not careful, those unsightly stains can become permanent. Professional whitening can help get rid of tobacco stains from your teeth, but it also can be pricey. Tobacco stains also can be removed at home with a few basic ingredients. However, it is important to note that removing tobacco stains on your own can take longer, so it is important to stick with it and have patience.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antiseptic mouthwash
  • Soft bristle toothbrush
  • Floss

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make a paste from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. MotherNature.com recommends you use the peroxide sparingly because it can cause a burning sensation. Put the paste on a soft bristle toothbrush. Brush your teeth with the paste to remove tobacco stains. Do this 1 to 2 times daily. Rise your mouth with water to remove the paste. Do not swallow the paste or water.

  2. 2

    Brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste after every meal. Use an antibacterial mouthwash. Keeping your teeth free of plaque helps prevent staining from tobacco and other elements.

  3. 3

    Rinse your mouth after you smoke. If you can't use mouthwash, swish water around in your mouth. Do this when you eat if you can't brush your teeth immediately.

  4. 4

    Floss daily to keep plaque from building up between your teeth.

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