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How to Remove Tobacco Stains From Your Teeth

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Things You'll Need

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

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.