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The main components in cigarettes are chemicals known as tar and nicotine. Regular cigarette smoking will eventually cause tar stains and residual buildup on your teeth, which is why many cigarette smokers have yellow-stained teeth. Generally, a higher ratio of tar and nicotine will cause more stains on your teeth. Although not smoking altogether is the only method to avoid tar stains, you can take steps to remove tar stains and get more healthy-looking teeth.

Add 1 tsp. of baking soda in a bowl. Mix hydrogen peroxide with the baking soda. Mix in enough hydrogen peroxide to create a paste. Brush your teeth twice per day with the mixture.

Use a knife to cut a strawberry in half. Rub the inner part of the strawberry on your teeth and gums to clean tar stains. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush immediately after the strawberry treatment.

Wet your tooth brush and dip the bristles in baking soda. Scrub the front of your teeth with the toothbrush in a circular motion for approximately two to three minutes. Rinse your mouth and teeth with water.

Mix a small amount of mustard oil and salt. Rub the mixture on your teeth to help whiten your teeth.

Mix a small amount of baking soda with two to three drops of white vinegar. Brush your teeth with the foaming mixture. Follow this with fluoride toothpaste and rinse well with water.

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Scarlett Gauthier began writing in 2003. Gauthier has a graphic design/arts DVS from Rosemount Technology Center in Montreal.