If you’re self conscious and are afraid to show off your teeth because of the stains on them, then you should start exploring the options you have available to remove the smoking stains. Going to the dentist is always a very good option for getting the stains removed. However, some people don’t have the time or money and some are even afraid of going to the dentist. Luckily there is a few ways you can get rid of your teeth stains using the home remedies I’m going to tell you about in this article.
If you find that your teeth have stains on them from smoking it probably means you smoke too much or brush too little (source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/smoking-oral-health). The first thing you need to do is make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day to minimize the nicotine stain build-up.
Eating fruit is also a natural method to help keep the stains away. Citrus fruits will help your mouth produce more saliva which will help keep your teeth white. Not only do the citrus fruits help your mouth produce saliva, but they also contain high amounts of vitamin C, which can help combat certain dental problems such as gingivitis. You can read more about how fruits can help remove teeth stains here.
You can also make a homemade toothpaste to brush your teeth with. Try mixing baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. Baking soda is a very good alternative to toothpaste. In fact, many toothpastes contain baking soda within them. The mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide form a grainy paste which is abrasive on your teeth. The abrasiveness will help cut through the smoking stains. However, you shouldn’t use this mixture everyday because it can also break down the enamel on your teeth.
Milk is also a good thing to have in your daily diet. It contains high amounts of calcium which is very good for bones. Your teeth are bones so it only makes sense that it’s good for your teeth. You can also eat other dairy products such as cheese for the calcium content.
Remember that the fastest way to get rid of smoking stains on your teeth is to have your dentist remove them. However, the home remedies mentioned in this article will help, it just won’t work as fast, especially if you continue smoking.