This is my first time posting. I love this site! I've learned so much in just a couple weeks. Thanks to all of you.
I began oil pulling 2 wks ago and am also now brushing my teeth w/bar soap. Can't believe how clean my teeth and gums now feel.
Anyway, I quit smoking 4 mos ago. I want to wait to see the dentist for cleaning and xrays becuz I want to give my new "dental regimen" time to work its magic. However, in the interim, I've got stains left from the nicotine that just don't seem to come off. And w/my teeth becoming cleaner, the stains are more pronounced. Since I've quit using commercial toothpaste (which, even tho it claimed to remove stains, it never did) after reading posts on this site as well as the link to Dr. Judd, I don't know what to do to get rid of stains. I know the dentist will be able to get them off w/their methods of scraping, etc. but as I stated, I'm going to wait to make appointment. Besides, I've got no dental insurance where I work and pay out of pocket for dental visits.
If anyone has any suggestions (baking soda doesn't work either and it's way too abrasive to use for brushing teeth) or is or has been a smoker w/stain problems, I would appreciate any advice you can give.