Most of us know that brushing and flossing daily will help us maintain healthy teeth and gums.
If we visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings as expert sources such as WebMD recommend, that’s all we have do—right?
The answer is yes, but it’s a qualified yes, since there is more you can do at home to reduce the build-up of tartar on your teeth.
Tartar build-up makes it more difficult to clean your teeth thoroughly, and this can lead to swollen gums, bleeding or developing cavities (Health Tips Portal).
And the Mayo Clinic advises maintaining good dental hygiene and a healthy level of bacteria in your mouth to reduce the risk of developing gum disease or infection.
How to Remove Tartar: 4 Easy Ways
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Here’s four easy ways:
1.) Munch on Some Fruits & Veggies
It may sound counterproductive, but for a brighter, whiter smile, rub tomatoes or strawberries on your teeth and let the juice (which naturally softens the build-up of plaque and tartar) remain there for about five minutes.
Then rinse with baking soda dissolved in warm water.
According to PositiveMed, bell peppers, oranges and berries also work to help that smile.
2.) Brushing With Baking Soda
One of the most popular and effective methods for controlling tartar is the old household standby, baking soda.
Simply mix a little soda, a pinch of salt and a few drops of water to make a paste, and use it instead of toothpaste for effective tartar control.
3.) Baking Soda Mouthwash
Mix ½ cup baking soda, 1 cup of water, 10 drops of lemon oil, four teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel.
Mix well and use this as a rinse once or twice daily via PositiveMed.
4.) Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar uses are like duct tape! This amazing multi-purpose cleaner is also good for oral hygiene.
Health Tips Portal advises brushing your teeth once or twice a week with a toothbrush that has been soaked in apple cider vinegar to help clean plaque.
Rinse well, since vinegar can be damaging to tooth enamel if left on too long.
Obvious Advice: Brush and floss daily and stop using any form of tobacco.
Unusual Factoid: Spicy foods help the natural cleaning process by increasing saliva build-up!
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