Natural ways to remove tartar from your teeth

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Who doesn’t wish an at-home oral health routine would be enough for perfectly white teeth? Unfortunately, for issues like tartar buildup, your daily oral care routine is just part of the equation. In this YouTube edition, we’ll discuss what tartar is, how you can prevent its buildup, & remove it without a dentist.

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What is tartar?

Tartar, also known as dental calculus, is the buildup of plaque and minerals from your saliva that calcify (harden) on teeth. Tartar accumulates on the backs & fronts of teeth và between teeth. It is porous, so food và drinks can easily stain it, thus making your teeth unattractive. 

Moreover, it can invade below your gum line, coat your teeth exterior, & wreak havoc on your dental health.

Signs of tartar buildup and how it impacts your oral health

You’ll most likely notice the signs of tartar buildup by how your teeth feel. Tartar makes your teeth feel rough to lớn the touch and cannot be dealt with by brushing alone. When tartar appears above the gum line, it may be brown, tan, or yellow và often grows lớn cover larger areas of the teeth when not removed.

When tartar builds up below the gum line, it may be black or brown and may lead lớn periodontal disease, bone loss, receding gums, và tooth loss. Other signs include chronic bad breath, gum disease, cavities, gingivitis, tooth sensitivity, and bleeding & irritated gums.

When left unaddressed, tartar can also lead to lớn other health issues. For example, according to the Department of Health and Human Services report, gum disease caused by tartar accumulation increases the risk for stroke, heart disease, và diabetes.

How lớn remove tartar without a dentist

Tartar & its precursor, plaque, are both detrimental to lớn your dental health, so it’s essential to lớn keep them at bay. While visiting a dentist is the best way to eliminate tartar, you can also remove it at home without a dentist. Here are some of the ways khổng lồ remove tartar without a dentist.

Brush your teeth twice a day

We recommend brushing your teeth twice daily – once in the morning và before bed. While this may not be enough to remove tartar, it’s very effective in maintaining oral hygiene and preventing tartar formation on your teeth. Also, consider using an electric toothbrush as it can clean your teeth more efficiently & may help loosen và remove tartar.

Use tartar removal toothpaste

Consider using a tartar-control toothpaste for the effective elimination of tooth calculus. This toothpaste contains fluoride & pyrophosphates that kill plaque-causing bacteria & prevent calcium phosphate deposits in the form of tartar.

Floss regularly

Your toothbrush cannot reach all your gum and tooth surfaces. So, it’s important to floss regularly to remove plaque & any lodged food particles from the inaccessible parts of your teeth. Remember, keeping your teeth clean and germ-free can go a long way khổng lồ prevent tartar buildup on your teeth.

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Use natural or homemade remedies

White vinegar

The acetic acid in trắng vinegar has antibacterial properties and promotes demineralization of tooth enamel, making it effective in removing tartar & plaque. Add half a teaspoon of salt khổng lồ half a cup of water and add two teaspoons of white vinegar khổng lồ it. Stir it well và gargle the mixture twice a day. 

Glycerine và aloe vera

Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a half cup of water & baking powder. Showroom four tablespoons of lemon essential oils và vegetable glycerine and scrub your teeth with the mixture.

Baking soda

Wet your toothbrush, put baking soda on its bristles, và use it to brush your teeth. Allow it khổng lồ rest for 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing your mouth.

Brushing your teeth daily with baking soda will help remove tartar & whiten your teeth. However, avoid using it in excess as it can harm your tooth enamel.

Orange peels

Use the inside part of the orange peel lớn scrub your teeth for about two minutes. You can also mash the peel khổng lồ make a paste and apply it khổng lồ your teeth và gums with your toothbrush. Repeat the process thrice or twice a week.

Guava fruit và leaves

Guava fruit and leaves can help reduce gum swelling và remove tartar & plaque naturally. Chew some guava leaves and spit them out. Alternatively, sprinkle salt over an unripe guava fruit and chew it twice or once a day.

Sesame seeds

These are active dental scrubs. Just chew a handful but vày not swallow them. While the seeds are still in your mouth, scrub off tartar with a dry toothbrush.

Eating spicy foods

Consider chewing some peppers lớn eliminate plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. That’s because spicy foods improve saliva production in your mouth, which helps clean the gums & teeth.

Use vi-ta-min C rich foods

Tomatoes và strawberries are rich in vi-ta-min C and have antimicrobial properties that help lớn prevent tartar và plaque buildup. Mash strawberries and tomatoes to form a paste and apply it to lớn your teeth. Allow it lớn rest for 5 minutes before washing it off. Repeat twice a week till you notice the difference.

Prevent it before it starts

Like many health issues, the solution often lies in prevention! While an excellent oral hygiene routine may not be enough lớn remove tartar from your teeth, it can prevent its formation by removing plaque.

Brush and floss regularly. Use fluoride or ADA-approved antimicrobial mouthwash, drink plenty of water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid sugary foods. You should also avoid tobacco use và reduce stress, as these can also contribute to lớn tartar buildup on your teeth.

Lastly, visit your dentist regularly (at least every six months) for professional checkups and cleanings even if you follow an excellent oral hygiene routine. Your dentist will help to lớn remove any plaque you missed, detect early signs of gum disease, và ensure your gums và teeth are healthy.