Cigarette contains nicotine and tobacco that have negative effects on your teeth. However, it’s...
Cigarette contains nicotine and tobacco that have negative effects on your teeth. However, it’s also understandable that smokers find it very hard to get rid of this habit. Here are a few tips to help you reduce the side effects of nicotine and tobacco on your teeth.
Brush your teeth more often than usual
Make sure you brush as often as you can, preferably every time you’re done with a smoke. It also works on your psyche, subconsciously helping you reduce the number of times you smoke per day.
Rinse your mouth
Use a smoker’s toothpaste
This is specially formulated toothpaste that contains a high level of abrasive substances, helping you get rid of accumulated tar and chemicals in your teeth. But be careful not to brush too vigorously as these abrasives can harm the enamel of your teeth.
Use an anti-tar mouthwash
If you’re not a person who fancies excessive toothpaste usage, opt for an anti-tar mouthwash that’ll help you quickly rinse off unwanted chemicals from your mouth.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
This highly effective combination will give you quick results. Brush your teeth with this combination and it’ll help you get rid of the ugly stains on your teeth. However, this mixture is highly abrasive, and it’s recommended that you use it rarely. Regular usage can lead to the loss of your tooth enamel.
Over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products
While their efficacy can’t be guaranteed, there’s no major harm in trying out various over-the-counter whitening products.Whitening products come in different forms such as chewing gum, whitening powder, and toothpaste.
If you’re not the kind of person that likes to experiment with chemical-based products, you can opt for home remedies. Natural household ingredients can work wonders for your oral health. They include banana peels, strawberries, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar. No, we’re not joking! Rubbing the insides of a banana peel onto your teeth and gums can work wonders. It’s the enzymes and minerals present in the peels that help improve the mineral balance of your teeth.