Tartar is the worst enemy of your oral health. It’s bacteria that form near where the gums and teeth meet. It’s the main cause behind yellow teeth and bad breath. Tartar may also cause a host of other diseases, besides gum disorders. Brushing your teeth by itself is not enough to ensure excellent oral hygiene.
Oral hygiene is extremely important as studies have linked poor oral health to Alzheimer’s disease, heart diseases, and even pancreatic cancer. In addition, it’s where you put your food so, the oral part of the body needs to be kept very clean.
Many dentists are now recommending electronic toothbrush instead of manual ones. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months. Buy a good brand of toothpaste. Herbal toothpaste is great for your teeth. Flossing is necessary for tip-top oral conditions.
Most importantly, you need to spend a good amount of time brushing your teeth—2-3 minutes at least. You should not only carefully brush your teeth, but also clean your tongue for proper dental hygiene. With various types of mouthwash available, choose one that suits you best and make sure to use it regularly. And remember not to cover your toothbrush with a cap—that will only help the bacteria to grow.
Scroll down to read more on home remedies to prevent and get rid of tartar.
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#13 Lemon juice
After brushing your teeth, dip your toothbrush in lemon juice. Now rub the juice on your teeth and gums and leave it for a while. Rinse your mouth with tepid water. If you do this every alternate day, the acidic property of lemons will dissolve and remove the tartar. Lemon juice also whitens your teeth.
#12 Electronic toothbrush
An electronic toothbrush can reach hard-to-get places and can clean your mouth more efficiently. It can clean the tartar from your gums and keep your teeth sparkling white.
Eating figs a few hours after you have had your meal can do wonders. The key is to eat figs slowly so that it cleans all tartar and can make your gums stronger. Slow chewing activates the production of saliva that cleans the teeth and removes plaque.
#10 Sesame seeds
Slowly chewing sesame seeds can remove tartar from your teeth. Sesame seeds act as a scrub. After chewing them, spit them out with the help of a dry toothbrush. Best done twice a week to remove all plaque and tartar.
#9 Fruits and vegetables
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables like melon, celery, carrots, and apples to naturally clean your teeth and prevent tartar. Have these an hour after you’ve had your meal. Fresh fruit and vegetables also make the gums stronger and get rid of food particles from in between your teeth.
#8 Orange peel
You can either make a paste with orange peel or rub the peel directly on your teeth. Rub or leave the paste for 2 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. Orange peel makes the teeth white and kills all microorganisms.
#7 Aloe vera mixture
Mix the gel taken out of aloe vera leaves with vegetable glycerin, baking soda, lemon oil, and water. Use this paste as a toothpaste to brush your teeth regularly. Afterwards, once you have less tartar, use this mixture once or twice a week to maintain.
#6 Toothpaste for tartar
Toothpaste with antibiotics and other elements like pyrophosphates, zinc, and citrate help to dissolve the tartar and get rid of them.
#5 Fluoride toothpaste
Fluoride in toothpaste makes the teeth enamel stronger. It adds to the fluoride already present in our mouth and prevents inflammation and cavities. The fluoride in the toothpaste works on the damaged parts of the teeth and prevents further tartar formation.
#4 Coconut oil
Melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil and use as a mouthwash. This magical oil prevents bacteria formation in the mouth, cleans the inside of your mouth more efficiently, prevents cavities, and make your teeth white.
Regular flossing can help you reach the places in your mouth that a regular or an electronic toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing helps to clean the places between your teeth and where your teeth meet your gums. Follow up flossing with a good rinse with a mouthwash.
#2 Rosemary and mint
Mix half cup of rosemary, two cups of water, and one cup of fresh mint in boiling water and leave for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid and refrigerate. Once it cools down, use it as a mouthwash.
#1 Mint oil and lemon
Mix anise, lemon, water, and mint oil. Use a few drops of it regularly to rinse your mouth. It will also help you keep a better hygiene of your lips.
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