If you’ve been smoking or using other forms of tobacco for years, you’ve likely noticed that your teeth are no longer that pearly white everyone loves.
Instead, they’ve turned an ugly shade of yellow. Tobacco will quickly stain your teeth, but fortunately, there are a few different ways to remove these stains.
Tooth Whitening Kits
One of the most common methods people use when they want to remove the stains from their teeth is over-the-counter tooth whitening kits. These kits are often inexpensive, but they do range in quality. Some do help whiten teeth a little bit, but they may not permanently whiten all of your teeth. Others may not be that effective or may only help cover the stains rather than remove them.
Whitening toothpaste can also help clean your teeth, but if you’ve been smoking for years, toothpaste probably aren’t be able to remove all of the stains that have built up on your teeth.
While some at-home remedies are myths that won’t ever really work, there are a few options. For example, lemon juice can help naturally bleach your teeth if you mix it with water and swish it around in your mouth a few times a day. Another option is a paste from strawberries and baking powder. Again, though, these home remedies aren’t usually strong enough to deal with years of tobacco stains.
So what can you do to remove tobacco stains? First, you can make an appointment with us for a professional cleaning. The whitening agents we use are more potent than in over-the-counter kits. You can also rest assured that we will whiten all of your teeth. So you won’t have any that remain stained or streaks on them. If you want to learn more about our whitening process, call us today.