Brushing teeth every day, proper flossing, oral hygiene, regular dental checkups are important to maintain good oral health.
Neglecting any of these can really create a havoc on teeth and gums. Improper brushing can lead to plaque formation that when ignored forms tartar, a solidified plaque.
This would finally lead to several teeth and gum diseases. Therefore, it is important to know how to remove tartar from teeth so as to prevent the other threatening oral diseases.
Tartar cannot be easily removed and often requires professional help. Dentists may need to remove tartar using various instruments by scaling.
The process may require plenty of patience and is also painful, if the tartar has been accumulated over the years and has affected the gum line. The best prevention is through proper oral care, brushing vigilantly and flossing regularly.
Some home remedies for tartar removal and preventing it from growing further are as follows:
This home remedy helps in removing tartar without any additional expenditure which will be otherwise incurred if treated by your dentist.
To do so, you will need:
Baking soda is one of the most popular and effective tools for removing plaque. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used in dentistry to whiten teeth, get rid of plaque and help treat gingivitis and periodontitis.
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with ½ a teaspoon of salt into the cup. After you wet the toothbrush with warm water, dip it into the mixture. Scrub teeth with it and spit. Continue the same process for five minutes.
Mix a full cup of hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup of warm water and rinse your mouth for one minute, then spit and rinse with ½ a cup of cool water.
Rub the yellow tartar from teeth with a dental pick. Be careful not to scrape the gums because it may irritate and damage them.
Rinse mouth with an antiseptic mouth- wash and repeat the procedure every second day.