If you are someone like me who once upon a time was a chain smoker for years, then I am sure the question how to remove nicotine stains from your teeth must bother you a lot. If it doesn’t then you must be among the lucky lot whose teeth did not get affected at all after a long time of burning your lungs out. I unfortunately was not that lucky. There were times when my consumption of cigarettes was up to 2 packs a day. I tried my best to maintain a good oral hygiene but the years of smoking finally took its toll and by the time I successfully gave up smoking, my teeth were so badly stained with nicotine that people started to point out which of course was quite embarrassing. While I was still smoking, I never gave this much thought but after quitting, I seriously started to consider how to get rid of the ugly marks on my teeth. It was like every time I smiled or opened my mouth, I was providing a proof of how big a smoker I once was, even though I wasn’t anymore, embarrassing part followed closely behind too. I searched and tried a few methods some of which I will mention here but please note that I am not a doctor, not related to medicine or the profession in any way and what I mention here is just on my own personal experience.
The first and foremost method is of course to visit a dentist and get your teeth cleaned. It will work and in the most effective manner however when I tried that, my dentist advised me against it majorly because I had already gotten my teeth cleaned twice in the past. Reason was of course the same, to remove nicotine stains but when I went for the same option the third time, my dentist said no because he was afraid that it might hurt my teeth. He agreed to do it if I insisted but after listening to his warning, I did not and decided to try some other method.
Second method that a lot of people told m about was baking soda. I did not try this however I will mention it here in case someone wants to. Make a paste of half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a teaspoon of water and then rinse. You may want to add some lemon to this paste. Brush your teeth with this paste every alternate day for about 2 weeks, and then once or twice a week. Several people told me that it works but I did not try it because some warned me that it hurts and may cause permanent damage to your teeth. Please note that I am only mentioning it here and not recommending this method. It sounds more like a quick option and if you want to try it, take a look at the following YouTube video for more information.
Some of the other natural products that you may want to try are to try brushing your teeth with Banana or Orange peel, coal powder, salt, eggshells, applying cider vinegar and lemon, to gargle olive oil or coconut oil. I tried some of these methods but it wasn’t really that effective or always ended leaving a sour taste in my mouth for the entire day. I then searched the web again and this time, found something that worked. Take a look at the following link for more information.
For me it worked like magic. I could practically see with my own eyes that the stains were going away as I was rubbing this stick on my teeth. It is a little costly and you may have to order more than one kit but give it a try and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
This website is specifically for people living in India and if you are someone from another country, try searching the web for similar products that can get shipped to your location. This is probably the easiest and quickest way to clean your teeth of nicotine. After you have used this product, try a whitening toothpaste to get the white back on your teeth. Please also note that it only works if you have given up smoking. If you are still consuming cigarettes, it won’t really work and the stains will be back in no time.
I am not really promoting this product, just sharing my experience. If anyone else have had this problem and tried some other way that worked for you, please feel free to comment and share.