Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just include a healthy diet and exercise. You also need to practice oral hygiene. If you currently have a lot of plaque on your teeth, you may be experiencing gum swelling, pain and increased sensitivity from bacterial infection. But I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to deal with it. There are techniques to remove tartar on your own.
The basic techniques that everyone is aware of are brushing and flossing daily, as well as getting regular dental check-ups. If you’re improperly brushing, it can lead to plaque buildup. If this is ignored, it can develop into tartar. Tartar can lead to severe gum diseases. All it takes is a few months of neglecting oral hygiene for tartar to build up. This is why it’s essential to know how to remove tartar on your own.
Below you will find the best techniques on how to remove tartar from your teeth on your own.
Use Fluoride Toothpaste: By using fluoride toothpaste, it can help increase the concentration of fluoride in your teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen your teeth and prevent dental cavities. It strengthens the enamel in your teeth, which decreases the chances of them being harmed from acidic intake from drinks and foods. Fluoride toothpaste also protects your teeth from bacteria which help produce tartar.
Use An Orange Peel: If you’re looking a cheap but effective way to remove tartar from your teeth, try using an orange peel. Orange peels have ingredients that can help fight microorganisms in the mouth. To perform this technique, you’ll need to take a piece of the peel and rub it on your teeth for two minutes. Let the juices sink into your teeth for two minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. You can also make the orange peels into a paste which can also be applied to your teeth. Let it sit for two minutes and then rinse with water.
Chew Sesame Seeds: By chewing sesame seeds, it acts as a natural scrub. They help clean and polish your teeth as well as remove tartar and plaque. To perform this technique, you’ll want to chew the sesame seeds, but do not swallow them. While the seeds are still in your mouth, brush your teeth with a dry toothbrush. For full effect, do this twice a week.
Try An Electric Toothbrush: With the advancements in technology, dentists are now recommending that everyone use an electric toothbrush. They work much faster than a manual toothbrush, and for those who have sensitive teeth, it is much gentler than a manual toothbrush. They can get rid of tartar and gingivitis and keep your teeth shining.
Don’t Forget to Floss: I know I already mentioned that flossing is essential, but I wanted to get into more detail about it. Food particles that get between your teeth are not always removed after brushing your teeth. Not only does flossing get rid of the food particles between your teeth, but it also helps clean your gums as well. This will prevent gum diseases from forming.
Use Dental Picks: You can get dental picks at your local drug store. Tartar that hardens can be difficult to remove, so a dental pick would be ideal. All you have to do is gently scrape out the tartar from your teeth. Don’t forget to rinse your mouth while you’re cleaning your teeth.
Eat Spicy Foods: Did you ever think that removing tartar would include eating spicy food? Well, it does! By eating spicy food such as salsa, it increases the discharge of saliva by stimulating the salivary glands. The increased amount of saliva that is generated in your mouth actually helps clean your teeth and your gums.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables: The best fruits and vegetables that can help clean your teeth are carrots, celery sticks, apples and muskmelons. One hour after eating a meal, chew any of them to help clean your teeth. It helps remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and also helps clean your gums and strengthen them.