How to Remove Dental Plaque and Tartar at Home.
Everyone wants to have a white dazzling smile. However, it is not really easy. Many people do not take proper care of their oral health. They consume foods and drinks that are bad for their oral health. This usually leads to the formation and multiplication of bacteria on their teeth and gums and dental fillings popularly known as plaque.
Dental plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth over time due to the millions of microscopic bacteria that call your mouth home.
Improper or irregular brushing of teeth can cumulate to plaque growth, foul breath and other gum infections. Gum disease, cavities and tooth decay is the end result if plaque is left on treated or not removed promptly. Plaque could also degenerate into its daredevil cousin known as tartar. Tartar is far much worse and tough to deal with, it can cause gum bleeding and infections
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Home Remedies to Remove Dental Plaque:
Removing dental plaque with baking soda is always efficient, you will get the desired result plus its cost effective. Plunge your moist toothbrush in baking soda and start brushing your teeth, it’s that simple. It may seem overly simple, but it always does the job in removing plaque and tough tartar at home. If you will like to add more plaque removal potency, add a pinch of salt to your baking soda.
Brush your teeth with baking soda for just 5 minutes, spit out the baking soda. After that, flush your mouth with hydrogen peroxide diluted with warm water. This process can be rerun once a week to prevent slow and progressive plaque buildup.
Aloe Vera and Glycerin.
Aloe Vera gel is widely used in a variety of beauty treatments. Aloe Vera has proven quite reliable in removing plaques and tartar. For this, mix a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and a half cup of baking soda with water. Then, mix essential lemon oil and glycerin. Scrub your teeth with this mixture.
Strawberries and Tomatoes.
Surprised! Have ever in your wildest imagination thought fruits can help remove plaque or tartar? Fruits like strawberries, tomatoes, limes and lemon are all brimming with oral health promoting nutrients, such as, vitamin C. Just rub your teeth with one of these fruits mentioned, leave it for just 5 minutes. After which you can rinse off with baking soda dissolved in warm water. Your teeth will be left looking white and feeling squeaky clean.
Gargling with a Vinegar Solution and Salt.
This natural way of removing plaque is assuredly not going to harm your teeth, but its not the most delightful way to remove plaque. It is efficient, but will taste distasteful. Take a solution consisting of two tablespoons of vinegar, one tablespoon of salt, and four ounces of water. Now, gargle with this vinegar solution. Flush your mouth with water, repeat the process for three days for optimum result.
Cut Back on Your Smoking Habit.
Sadly, the effect of smoking on oral health or dental hygiene has no bypass. Truth be told smoking decimates your oral health. You will always be at a much higher risk of gum disease and tooth infection while you smoke. Additionally, smoking serves as a catalyst to tartar build up especially around your gum.
This is not a home run remedy, but the fact is, consistently flossing your teeth removes tartar and plaque buildup. Flossing reduces your exposure to cavities, gum disease and advancing better oral health. Dentist knows the benefits of flossing that’s why they advise you to do it regularly.
Careful and Sustained Brushing.
Regular and sustained brushing is the chiefly treatment for preventing plaque. It is important to brush after every meal after waiting for 30 minutes. Doing this will greatly lower your exposure to tartar patches and dental plaque buildup. Brush for 3 minutes using an equal amount of pressure, make sure to cover every corner.
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