We’re all taken aback by the Hollywood’s star’s teeth brightness. It doesn’t only make all those actors and singers more beautiful and stunning, but it also shows that they take great care of their oral hygiene. Therefore, if we want to achieve the same results, we have to adhere to basic rules of oral care. However, no matter how detailed we are when it comes to oral hygiene, we can’t do anything about all the bacteria in our mouth. The bacteria will always linger there, and basic teeth cleaning rules are just there to keep them ‘’in order’’.
On the condition that we don’t follow what the dentists say, we risk growing cavities in our teeth that, unattended, could cause throbbing and irking pain. Cavities are a consequence of the bacteria combined with food by-products that create plaque.
Furthermore, plaque can cause even greater problems if it hardens into tartar. It sticks to the areas below the teeth as well as on them, and could cause various gum diseases. Dentists are usually able to remove tartar with special tools, but in the following paragraphs, you’ll see some ways you can get rid of it by yourself.
SOAKING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH IN APPLECIDER VINEGAR
This method should not be used more than twice a week at most. Dip your toothbrush into the vinegar and brush your teeth thoroughly. Follow this by rinsing, and you’ll see gradual improvements after some time. Make sure that the vinegar doesn’t stay on your teeth for too long and consider using a separate toothbrush when you use regular toothpaste.
Rub a strawberry or tomato juice on your teeth and leave it for 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a glass of warm water with a spoonful of baking soda to rinse your teeth and be prepared to be blinded by your own smile.
Rub a strawberry or tomato juice on your teeth and leave it for 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a glass of warm water with a spoonful of baking soda for rinsing. You’ll witness a blinding shine and whiteness of your smile in the end.
The fluoride from the paste strengthens our teeth enamels and therefore makes them less susceptible to the damaging impact of acidic foods and drinks. Fluorinated paste also demineralizes the areas affected by the decay and guards our teeth against bacteria that are in charge for tartar formation.
Pyrophosphates, zinc citrate, fluoride and other elements from the paste are a powerful asset to our artillery against tartar build-up. Some types of this paste contain antibiotic, triclosan, that clear away particular oral bacterium.
ALOE VERA GEL AND GLYCERINE SCRUB
A mixture of half a cup of water, half a cup of baking soda, a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, ten drops of lemon essential and four teaspoons of vegetable glycerine is also very a potent tartar remover. You can save this in a suitable container and use it every day.
Orange peel is very affordable and a natural way to remove tartar from your teeth. You can either rub it directly on your teeth or make it into a paste. If you rub it directly on your teeth, leave it as it is overnight and don’t rinse your mouth. The elements of orange peel will fight the microorganisms in your mouth and help you get rid of plaque in a short amount of time.
EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
You can take an apple, carrot, musk melon or celery one hour after each meal. Not only will they remove plaque and tartar but will also strengthen your gums.
Chew on a handful of sesame seeds but do not swallow them. Afterwards, take a dry toothbrush and brush your teeth with the seeds still being in your mouth. Your teeth will be polished after this, since the seeds work as a natural scrub.
Saliva works as a natural cleaner in your mouth. Chewing 3-4 figs at a time per day will stimulate salivary glands and ward off all the bacteria that create plaque and tartar
The circular motions of electric brushes are perfect for keeping your teeth clean as you move it slowly over your teeth. Specialists welcome the brushes with open arms. Although the electric brushes are more expensive than the manual ones, their effect pays off.
ANTISEPTIC ORAL CLEANSERS
Make 10 milliliters of a mixture of one tablespoon of antiseptic mouthwash and three tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Follow this by gargling it in your mouth for a minute. The combination will start oxygenation that will loosen the tartar and eventually get rid of it.
You can scrape away the tartar from your teeth with a dental pick and lighted magnifying glass which you can all purchase in drugstores. Remember to be very careful with this as digging too deep in your gums could cause infections.
EATING SPICY FOOD
Spicy foods, such as salsa, stimulate the production of saliva just like figs. Saliva is people’s innate tool that cleans our mouths and keeps bacteria away.
This technique is used to pinpoint where tartar and plaque exactly are. In a spoonful of water put a bit of food color and swish it around your mouth. Then, spit it out and rinse your mouth. Take a brush a remove tartar from the places where the color stayed. To prevent staining your mouth, dab a bit of petroleum jelly on it.
The older the cheese is, the better it becomes. An ounce of something like Swiss or Cheddar cheese can neutralize acids responsible for the plaque. Some studies claim that peanuts have the same effect.
WHAT IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO
As you can see, fruits are beneficial for your oral hygiene. They contain high levels of vitamin C and other elements that protect your teeth and gums. Baking soda is also a very frequent ingredient in many home remedies for quick tartar removal. Of course, adequate brushing of your teeth and regular flossing are undeniably the biggest contributors to the whiteness and shine of your smile.