It’s a well-known fact that smoking and using tobacco causes your gums to take on some pretty decent damage as well as discolouration and unpleasant stains on your teeth that unfortunately aren’t easily removed by just brushing and flossing regularly. Stained teeth can cause low self-esteem and confidence issues, leading to embarrassment in social and work situations.
Lifestyle changes are usually the most common suggestion when it comes to removing and preventing stains and discolouration, although in most cases this isn’t a realistic option leaving people at a loss on how to improve their appearance.
Teeth, like skin consist of small pores that can soak up anything and everything that touches the surface. Tobacco and nicotine contain particles that love to stick to these pores when mixed with saliva making it the perfect combination for unwanted stains.
There are so many different ways to whiten your teeth and remove unwanted stains and the options will depend on the severity of your stains. If you have used nicotine over a long period of time your teeth may be yellow or brown and require more time and treatment to start lifting stains and making your teeth whiter.
The first option is to see a professional who will assess the severity of your stains and discolouration and give you a teeth whitening treatment to use during a specific timeframe, this option is usually the most expensive option to go with. There is also the option to do a DIY job at home, there are numerous ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard that have proven to help lift stains and whiten your teeth, ingredients like apples, baking soda, pineapple and broccoli just to name a few, although you probably won’t see any changes for quite some time.
At-home teeth whitening strips are on the rise in popularity. They are affordable, risk-free and effective when it comes to lifting stains and whitening teeth in a short amount of time. From the very first time you use BryteSmile teeth whitening strips, they will start working at lifting the unappealing colours from your teeth that have built up over time. You will start seeing results within 30 minutes of your first treatment and again, depending on the severity of the stains by the end of the 14-week treatment you should have a brighter and whiter smile, without the hassle of changing any lifestyle habits!