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How to get rid of tartar and plaque formation at home

When you do not take care of your teeth properly, you don’t brush and floss them accordingly, you may cause plaque, which, ignored, leads to tartar formation, a form of plaque that is very difficult to remove and which can produce tooth decay or gum diseases. All these issues can be prevented if you follow a regular oral hygiene.

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The factors that cause plaque and tartar build-up are various, starting from inadequate brushing and flossing of the teeth, consuming too many sweets, a poor diet and ending with avoiding the regular visits to your dentist. Therefore, it is important to brush your teeth two times a day as you keep away bacteria. Flossing your teeth is an additional procedure that basically cleans the areas in between the teeth where the brush cannot arrive. Due to the fact that they are rich in sugar, sweets are not recommended in great quantities because they stimulate plaque formation. Healthy foods are very beneficial to your teeth. Ingredients like apples, cucumbers or carrots keep away bacteria that attack the surface of your teeth. However, even with an adequate brushing and flossing, plaque form so, you still have to visit a dentist every 6 months in order to clean it for good.

Moreover, you can help these procedures by using some of the following home remedies that can help you to keep bacteria, plaque and tartar away from your teeth.

Baking soda. It is a well-known ingredient used to remove plaque from your teeth. All you have to do is put some baking soda on your wet toothbrush and clean your teeth. Another way of removing plaque is to mix some salt with baking soda and apply it on your teeth using the same method. Also, you can prepare your own mouthwash by combining half a cup of baking powder, one glass of water, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel and four teaspoons of vegetable glycerin.

Apples and melons. You can prevent plaque formation by simply consuming one hour after every meal an apple or a slice of melon.

Orange peels. You can fight against bacteria by rubbing your teeth with an orange peel every night before going to bed, leaving it overnight.

Spicy foods. Eating spicy foods helps a lot in cleaning your mouth because they stimulate your salivary glands, which clean your teeth and gums naturally.

Tomatoes and strawberries. Rich in vitamin C, the two ingredients help you remove the plaque and tartar. You should rub one of the ingredients on your teeth, leaving it on for several minutes. Then, clean your mouth with a baking powder solution and water. If you like other foods, you can opt for berries, oranges, papaya, bell peppers or lemons, also high in vitamin C.

Sesame seeds. A good modality of getting rid of plaque is to chew sesame seeds and then, immediately brush your teeth.

Dental pick. Using a dental pick to remove tartar is a very effective method. However, you need to be very careful as you may harm your gums.

Oral cleanser. Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic oral cleanser or a hydrogen peroxide. You can mix the hydrogen peroxide with half a glass of water in order to be able to gargle or brush it.

Even if these remedies are generally harmless, we recommend you to consult a dentist just to make sure that you can use them without causing any unpleasant situation.

How to get rid of tartar and plaque formation at home

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