Did you notice yellowish deposits and not very aesthetic at the base of your teeth? It is tartar. This dental problem is very common but not less harmful.
The dental plaque occurs as a consequence of the accumulation of bacteria, compounds in the saliva and remains of food that are lodged in the bases of the gums.
It can generate other dental problems much more serious as cavities, gingivitis or even the removal of the teeth themselves.
As we all know, after every meal or every food that is consumed either liquid or solid we must perform a dental brushing. We also know that not everyone does it or is at a time when they can not dedicate themselves to oral hygiene, but unfortunately, the lack of hygiene is basically the origin of this problem.
The remains of food and bacteria are a kind of film that accumulates in the teeth. When it is not eliminated quickly, it generates the formation of dental plaque. If we do not treat it in time, the plaque mineralizes and forms the unsightly tartar that usually adheres to the teeth but can extend to the gums. And he does it very quickly!
Among other causes beyond the lack of brushing, habits such as smoking or excessive consumption of sugary or acid foods also influence. Some people are also subject to having these kinds of problems because they simply have a predisposition for it. The composition of saliva in some people favors the development of tartar, as well as having poorly positioned teeth and a weak tooth enamel can also increase the risks of developing plaque.
Unfortunately, tartar cannot be removed with a simple brushing because as you have noticed, it adheres firmly to the teeth; but today we are going to show you some tricks that can help you reduce dental plaque or prevent its appearance and that are natural solutions.
1) Orange peel:
A home remedy to remove tartar involves rubbing orange peel directly on the teeth; and for a better effect, let it act all night without rinsing.
You can also grind the orange peel and use it as a paste directly applied to the teeth. This homemade remedy helps to fight the microorganisms that form tartar in a natural and economic way that at the same time will help to whiten your teeth.
2) Sunflower oil:
Sunflower oil, as well as sesame oil, allows you to clean your teeth, evacuate toxins and deep clean your mouth.
These mouth rinses are recommended in cases of yellow teeth, infections, dental plaque, gingivitis or weak teeth.
Mouth rinses with sunflower oil or sesame oil can be done after normal brushing at night, before going to bed.
3) Activated carbon:
Activated carbon is an ideal natural remedy for removing dental plaque. And in addition to solving the problem of plaque also helps to whiten teeth and prevent other oral diseases.
You can get activated charcoal in the herbal shop or business selling natural products. This option is a good alternative to eliminate tartar. Do not be impressed by its black appearance! Your teeth will not be dyed this color but you will get the opposite effect.
What is important to keep in mind, is that the coal is of vegetable origin and that it does not have in its composition petroleum derivatives that could have a toxic effect.
To get better results brush your teeth applying a little-activated charcoal for a few minutes and doing this treatment only once a week because the excess could damage the enamel.
4) Baking soda:
The home remedy par excellence to remove tartar from the teeth is sodium bicarbonate. This substance has a great antiseptic power that is excellent to fight bacteria, oral acidity and the formation of tartar in the teeth. And also whiten!
Simply moisten your toothbrush a bit and apply a little bit of baking soda, a pinch of salt and brush normally to rinse.
In the same way, as with activated carbon, perform this brushing once a week to avoid damaging the enamel of the teeth.
Lemon juice is one of the simplest home remedies to remove dental plaque and at the same time whiten teeth.
The only drawback is that its acid compound can damage the enamel, so it is not advised to use it very frequently.
Also, lemon has a depurative effect that will help you fight bacteria.
6) Aloe vera and glycerin:
The Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology published a study in which explains the beneficial effects of aloe vera to eliminate dental plaque and other periodontal conditions. Use this plant full of benefits for your oral health.
In a cup of water add two tablespoons of baking soda, a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, 10 drops of lemon essential oil and four teaspoons of vegetable glycerin. Mix these ingredients well and keep it in a glass jar with a tight lid.
Every day, brush your teeth with this mixture to eliminate tartar and prevent dental diseases.
Other ways to prevent tartar:
In addition to these home remedies, it is important to take into account other aspects to prevent the accumulation of tartar, the deterioration of the teeth and at the same time take on a yellowish appearance.
– Brush your teeth after every meal or every drink you drink or at least twice a day for two minutes.
– Change the toothbrush every three months or when you notice that your bristles begin to deform.
– Use dental floss to remove the remains of food that the brush can not eliminate.
– Eat tomatoes, citrus fruits and strawberries (strawberries). They contain vitamin C and help eliminate bacteria and whiten teeth. Watch out! Also, weaken the enamel, do not overdo it.
– Chew sesame seeds.
– Eat raw vegetables.
– Avoid excess sugary foods.
– Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to your toothpaste at the time of brushing.
– Brush your teeth with seawater. It helps to protect the enamel, it is remineralizing and alkaline.
Do not forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough evaluation of your oral health.
Do you know anyone who has problems with dental plaque? This information could be very useful.