Maintaining oral health requires us to maintain a regular dental routine. Brushing our teeth, flossing and getting regular checkups should be a part of this routine. Neglecting your teeth can cause damage to your gums and teeth. Nothing brushing and flossing properly can lead to the formation of plaque. This plaque when left untreated, can lead to tartar or a solid form of plaque. Tartar can lead to numerous gum and teeth diseases. It is important to remove tartar as soon as possible to prevent any serious oral
diseases.

Tartar is formed from accumulated bacteria and plaque. This creates a hard and light to dark yellowing layer on the teeth. Removing tartar requires a quick visit to the dentist,
though if the tartar is not as hard and thick then simple home remedies can work. Here are some widely used naturalremedies for removing tartar.

Home Remedies:

Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the most well-known natural remedy when it comes to teeth whitening, but did you know it can also remove plaque? Baking soda contains anti-bacterial and whitening content that can help remove plaque and newly formed tartar. You can create this remedy by either using it as a mouthwash or a toothpaste. Create your mouthwash by mixing a cup of water,10 drops of essential oil (lemon or your flavor of choice), a teaspoon of aloe Vera gel, 4 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and half
a cup of baking soda. Mix everything together and make sure that the baking soda to dissolve completely. Use this twice a day and brush your teeth after.Create an all-natural toothpaste by mixing a pinch of salt in a teaspoon of baking soda. Wet your toothbrush and dip it on the baking soda mixture.

Food Coloring

Food coloring isn’t exactly a remedy for tartar, but it is a great way to identify areas that require more attention. Food coloring tends to stick to plaque and tartar more than
your teeth. Start this tartar test by mixing a few drops of your choice of food coloring in a teaspoon of water and swishing it in your mouth. Apply petroleum or lip balm on your lips before using this to avoid staining. Spit out the mixture and rinse with water. Look in the mirror and inspect your teeth. Brush your whole mouth and target areas with the most color. You can do this every day to see the difference of your oral health routine to your
tartar.

Cheese

It is said that eating Swiss, Cheddar or any aged cheeses before meals can help neutralize the acids in the mouth. This acids when produced in high dosages can speed up plaque production. The more fragrant and older the cheese are, the better it is for your teeth. A component of aging cheese has the ability to create a shield around the teeth preventing further plaque production. There are studies that also suggest that raw peanuts contain the same plaque fighting component.

Orange Peel

A great remedy for tartar is orange peels, it can work as a natural anti-bacterial paste on the teeth. You can blend the peels with essential oil to create a paste. Dip your brush
into the paste and brush it all over your teeth and avoid swallowing it due to its unpleasant taste. Leave this on for a few minutes and rinse with water. This can be a great all natural way to lighten and remove tartar. An easier way to use this natural remedy it to rub fresh orange peels directly on the teeth after brushing and letting it sit all
through the night.

Besides this natural remedies there are other things you can do to prevent and remove plaque. Brushing your teeth properly using the right strokes is important. Flossing at least every other day can prevent the growth of bacteria. Eating spicy food can help increase the production of saliva, cleaning the mouth naturally. Avoiding tobacco products and highly acidic liquids, can reduce plaque production and discoloration. A diet filled with vitamin C can help reduce tartar. Using a soft bristle brush and toothpaste that target tartar can greatly reduce the appearance of plaque.

Getting plaque is unavoidable since the mouth is one of the most germs and bacteria filled areas in our body. This is why oral hygiene is incredibly important. Do you have your own remedy when it comes to removing tartar? Tell us about it!

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