Tobacco stains are unsightly, but they are also dangerous to your mouth. If you have tobacco stains, then logic dictates you use tobacco.
Avoiding all types of tobacco is something everyone needs to do because of the health problems that come along with it. However, until you get to the point of being able to quit, it is important that you know how to help keep your mouth stain-free.
How to Get Rid of Dental Stains Caused by TobaccoUsing the right kind of toothpaste can help keep tobacco stains away. This means either using a baking soda toothpaste, or adding a touch of baking soda to the toothpaste you do use prior to brushing each time. Both of these methods have the ability to gently clean some of the stains off of your teeth, without doing damage to your teeth.
Coming in to our office for regularly cleanings at least every six months can also help prevent or remove tobacco stains. Depending on how much tobacco you use and how often, your stains may compile quickly or gradually. If they are gradual, then every six months is likely sufficient. However, if they compile quickly, you may need to come in more often to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.
If you are to the point where you want help quitting, call our office. We can help give you resources to help you quit, plus we can also help keep your oral health monitored during the quitting process.
The sooner you quit, the faster the recovery process can begin. Smoking is an addiction, and there are resources available to those who want to quit. However, until you are to that point, just make sure you keep coming in to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 601-0610 today.