Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Five Ways to remove Nicotine stains from teeth

Source : Dentist Melbourne from all of the obvious health issues of smoking, nicotine can seriously stain your teeth, leaving them looking yellow and unhealthy. There is no quick and easy method for removing nicotine stains from your teeth; however there are a number of options varying in effectiveness and cost that can give you back your pearly whites.


Maintain proper dental hygiene by brushing your teeth regularly, particularly after smoking, using mouthwash at least twice a day and flossing. While these methods will only slowly remove nicotine stains, they can help stop further darkening of your teeth.


Replace your regular toothpaste with a mixture of baking soda and peroxide. Simply combine the two ingredients to make a smooth paste and use as you would any toothpaste. Baking soda and peroxide are common ingredients in many toothpastes; however, you will have better results in removing nicotine stains if you use only these two active ingredients.


Apply the baking soda and peroxide paste, or your regular toothpaste, with an electric toothbrush with double heads. These types of toothbrushes clean better and reach touch surfaces, helping to remove nicotine stains faster.


Use an over-the-counter whitening product, which come in gels, pastes and whitening strips. While these products effectively, overuse can cause damage to tooth enamel, so use them at your own risk. Over-the-counter whitening products also increase the absorption rate of your teeth, meaning your teeth will become stained more easily from coffee and nicotine.


Consult your dentist about profession tooth whitening and nicotine stain removal options. Professional methods may include gel applications, laser treatment or painting. 

At Holistic Dental we have the latest in "In Chair" Tooth Whitening techniquesusing the ZOOM 2 system as well as various take home systems to cater for all sensitive teeth.

Posted by : Laser Teeth Whitening Melbourne


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