Four home remedies to remove accumulated tartar from teeth

July 16, 2021: Four home remedies for tartar deposits

When the remains of the food we eat mix with the bacteria in our mouths, a sticky yellow film called plaque forms. If left untreated, plaque hardens into a hard buildup of calcium on the teeth and gums called tartar. Tartar is not only unsightly, it can also damage tooth and enamel. Read on for home remedies that are effective for tartar build-up.

Baking Soda: Baking Soda kills the bacteria and whitens your teeth

Brushing with baking soda is an effective way to remove plaque and tartar without damaging tooth enamel. Studies suggest that baking soda toothpaste also prevents plaque from building up while protecting teeth from demineralization (a chemical process that removes calcium from tooth enamel). Scrub your teeth with a paste of baking soda and water to effectively kill bacteria and whiten teeth.

Vinegar: Gargling with diluted vinegar removes tartar between your teeth and gums

Vinegar’s acidic properties ensure that it kills harmful bacteria that cause plaque to build up. However, it is important to dilute the vinegar before using it. For best results, mix two tablespoons of vinegar with a glass of warm water and a pinch of salt. Gargle with this solution twice a day to remove tartar that sits between the gums and teeth.

Orange: The antimicrobial properties of orange help penetrate encrusted tartar

Orange peel is a great home remedy for getting rid of caked tartar. Because the antimicrobial effect of the orange together with vitamin C not only kills the bacteria, but also removes tartar and at the same time brightens the teeth. For best results, either rub the inside of the scrub directly on your teeth or make a paste by rubbing it with a little water.

Oil pulling: Oil pulling is an ancient means of removing plaque

Oil pulling with coconut oil is an age old method of maintaining good oral hygiene, and studies suggest that it removes plaque buildup as well. Every day, stir about a tablespoon of warm coconut oil in your mouth for 5-10 minutes. Spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with water. The antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of coconut oil kill bacteria and prevent plaque from building up.

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