How to Remove Chocolate Stains From Teeth

by Samantha Herman

Ingesting certain foods and drinks on a regular basis can cause teeth to take on a yellowish appearance. One such food is chocolate. However, the fact that chocolate can stain your teeth does not have to mean eliminating it altogether. By limiting your chocolate intake and using an inexpensive recipe for teeth whitening, you can enjoy the occasional candy bar without letting your appearance suffer.

Items you will need

  • Small liquid dropper
  • Small dessert cup
  • 5 drops hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Toothbrush
Step 1

Put the baking soda in the dessert cup.

Step 2

Add the drops of hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda.

Step 3

Mix the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide with the head of the toothbrush.

Step 4

With the tablespoon used for measuring the baking soda, scoop the mixture onto the bristles of the toothbrush.

Step 5

Brush your teeth gently for at least one minute.

Tips

  • If the taste of this concoction is unbearable, add a drop of mint extract. This will make the mixture more palatable. These chemicals are safe for regular teeth-cleaning use because baking soda has cleansing properties as well. You are whitening your teeth and killing bacteria at the same time.

Warnings

  • Hydrogen peroxide can stain your clothes; you may want to wear old clothing when preparing this solution.

About the Author

Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.