Have you ever missed a day or two of brushing your teeth, and afterwards notice a hard, yellow substance lining your them? This substance appears due to an immense build up of plaque and is known as tartar.
As time passes by, the amount of tartar on your teeth will increase if you don’t take care of it. This can cause a variety of dental conditions such as gingivitis, and in extreme cases periodontitis.
Of course, the best way to remove tartar is paying a visit to your dentist, but there is a way to remove tartar at home.
To do so, you will need:
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dental pick
- Antiseptic mouth wash
Baking soda is one of the most popular and effective tools for removing plaque.
Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used in dentistry to whiten teeth, get rid of plaque and help treat gingivitis and periodontitis.
First, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with ½ teaspoon of salt into the cup. After you wet the toothbrush with warm water, dip it into the mixture. Scrub teeth with it and spit. Continue the same process for five minutes.
Mix a full cup of hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup of warm water and rinse your mouth for one minute, then spit and rinse with ½ cup of cool water.
Rub the yellow tartar from teeth with a dental pick. Be careful not to scrape the gums because it may irritate and damage them.
Rinse mouth with an antiseptic mouth wash and repeat every second day.
Here is some more advice to help you keep your beautiful smile.
The use of strawberries as a cleaning product is excellent for oral health. You can rub this fruit directly onto your teeth and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will cause the tartar build-up to soften.
Rinse your mouth with baking soda mixed with warm water afterwards.
Eating Swiss or Cheddar cheese before meals helps neutralize the acids that involve plaque creation. An ingredient in aged cheese works as a barrier agent.
Moreover, there are other things that you can add into your oral health routine:
- Brush your teeth regularly with a soft brush and make vertical movements. Pay attention on the space between gums and teeth.
- Floss regularly.
- Consuming spicy food stimulates salivary glands. Therefore, consuming spicy foods is one way to ensure that you have a necessary amount of salivation occurring, which is important for teeth health.