Periodontitis is inflammation of the tissue around the teeth which causes loosening of the teeth and shrinkage of the gums. One of the most common causes of this gum disease is tartar buildup. Namely, tartar is a hard calcified deposit that forms on the teeth and causes teeth decay. It is important to highlight that over time, this mineral deposit increases and you need to remove it.
One of the options for removing the tartar is to visit your dentist, but you should be aware of the fact that this procedure is quite expensive. However, there is another option: you can remove tartar at home and you will need several simple ingredients.
Below we are going to present you a method and a detailed explanation about how to remove tartar at your home.
You will need:
- Antiseptic mouthwash
- Baking soda
- Dental pic
- Hydrogen peroxide
When it comes to removing of the plaque from the teeth, baking soda is the most powerful natural ingredient.
Follow the procedure and remove tartar at your home:
In a bowl add ½ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon baking soda and stir. Wet your toothbrush with warm water and then and dip it into the mixture. Carefully scrub your teeth for about 5 minutes and then spit.
In a suitable container or a bowl add 1 full cup of hydrogen peroxide and ½ cup of warm water. After that, wash off your mouth with this mixture. You should do this for 1 minute and then spit. Then, you should wash off your mouth with cold water. For this purpose you will need a half cup.
Using a dental pick, carefully rub the yellow tartar. You should keep in mind that you should not scrape the gums as this might cause irritation and damage the gentle tissue.
Finally you should rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. You can do this every second day.
Additional Advice for Better Smile
- It is extremely important to floss your teeth regularly.
- Before going to sleep rub your teeth with orange peel. You should not wash it off. The orange peel will destroy the bacteria in your mouth.
- Regular consummation of spicy food stimulates the salivary glands, and your mouth gets cleaned by the saliva.
- You should always use a soft brush to brush your teeth. Make sure to brush your teeth with vertical movements but be careful with the space between your gums and teeth.
Foods for Better and Improved Smile
Certain types of cheese, such as the Swiss cheese and cheddar will neutralize the acids that plaque creates. It is important to mention that this happens if you eat the cheese before your meals.
Fact that also should be mentioned is that aged cheese contains an ingredient that works as a barrier agent.
Strawberries and Tomatoes
Both, strawberries and tomatoes are high in vitamin C, and that is the reason why they are great for your oral health. All you should do is to put any of these fruits on your teeth and leave it stay for about 5 minutes. This will soften the tartar build up. After that, you should wash off your mouth with a mixture of baking soda and warm water.
For this purpose you can use other foods that contain high amounts of vitamin C: bell peppers, papaya, berries, orange, lemons and lime.