Taking Charge of Your Health

How to Naturally Remove Plaque and Tartar
from Teeth Plaque is a sticky, soft film of bacteria
that builds up on your teeth, dental fillings, gums, tongue, dentures and crowns. When multiple layers of plaque combine with
minerals present in your saliva, it hardens into a white, chalky calcified substance called
tartar. It create a breeding ground for the oral bacteria
that feed on sugars from the food you eat. In addition, it forms acid during this process
that breaks down the tooth enamel, leading to dental cavities. Bacteria also produce toxins causing various
periodontal problems. Several factors contribute to plaque buildup,
such as improper oral hygiene, bad brushing technique, poor food choices, heredity and
lack of professional care. Once the tartar has mineralized on your teeth,
it is extremely difficult to remove. Maintaining dental hygiene is key to preventing
plaque and tartar buildup. In addition to regular dental hygiene, you
can use some natural remedies to remove plaque and tartar. 1. Oil Pulling Oil pulling is an age-old practice that supports
oral health and helps remove plaque from teeth. Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for oil
pulling because it is high in lauric acid that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial
effects. Swish 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut
oil around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. Spit it out. Do not gargle with it or swallow it. Brush your teeth as usual. Repeat daily, in the morning before eating
anything. 2. Baking Soda Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate,
is a great home remedy for removing plaque. It neutralizes acids in the mouth, thereby
reducing the amount of harmful bacteria. It also helps whiten and brighten your pearly
whites. Put a small amount of baking soda on the bristles
of your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth with it. Rinse your mouth and teeth thoroughly with
lukewarm water. Alternatively, mix 1 teaspoon of salt with
2 teaspoons of baking soda. Dip a dampened toothbrush in the mixture. Brush your teeth with this powder gently. Another option is to mix 1 teaspoon of baking
soda with enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Use it to brush your teeth and gums, spit
it out and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Do not use baking soda in excess as it may
damage the tooth enamel over time. 3. Guava Both guava fruit and leaves are considered
excellent antiplaque agents to help remove plaque accumulated on the teeth and gums. Wash some tender guava leaves and chew them
thoroughly, then spit them out. Do this daily to reduce the risk of plaque
formation on the teeth. Take a piece of unripe guava, sprinkle salt
on it and chew it slowly. Do this 1 to 2 times daily for a few days. 4. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is effective at dealing with gum
disease caused by plaque and tartar. Being an antimicrobial, it kills the bacteria
that cause plaque buildup. Plus, it fights bad breath. Slit an aloe vera leaf and extract the pulp. Rub the pulp directly on your teeth and gum
line. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it
off with cold water. Use this remedy twice daily. 5.Cloves Ground cloves have been widely used for ages
as a home remedy to relieve toothaches. It can also be used to fight microbes in your
mouth that may cause plaque and tartar. Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered cloves and a little
olive oil. Apply this mixture on your teeth. Wait a few minutes, then rinse it off with
lukewarm water. Do this twice a day. Also, chew 1 or 2 cloves on a regular basis
to support oral health and reduce bad breath caused by the bacteria in your mouth. 6. White Vinegar White vinegar contains acetic acid that can
help prevent demineralization of enamel as well as prevent and reduce accumulation of
plaque. It also has antibacterial properties. Mix 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon
of salt in Ω cup of warm water. Rinse your mouth with this mixture once or
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64 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Plaque – Home Remedies for Plaque and Tartar

  1. I use a WaterPik Half ounce White distilled vinegar fill up the reservoir with water blows plaque tartar right off the teeth. June 2016 last time I was there my hygienist said to me what are you using I told her she said it's amazing your teeth is even Whiter.

  2. Plaque is a positive charge substance. Brush with Kangen water of 2.5 and you'll feel like you went to the dentist! Eating parsley eliminates bad breath while aiding digestion, a double plus!  As far as what's "best" you have to pick what's "best" for you. Everyone is different. And vinegar and baking soda are far less egregious than most of what we eat.

  3. salt …. used rock salt from the sea.. instead of baking soda.. baking soda it was good but makes my gums wound…
    salt was effected when i always used it.. ur breath natural and smooth

  4. You have to scrape tarter off ur teeth none of this will work brush and floss daily will keep this off your teeth as well as brushing in small circles (I am in the dental feild)

  5. Vinegar is acetic acid, and acidity favours demineralisation of tooth enamel. It may help with plaque and tartar, but in doing so compromises the structural integrity of your teeth! I'd avoid that one!


  7. i am not sure why you recommend white vinegar..since i believe that the apple cider that i listened to too many people here on youtube actually eroded my enamel. Can you explain to me the difference between apple cider and white vinegar please when it comes to reminiralization?

  8. is baking soda the only remedy that can potentially erode the the tooth's enamel?

  9. Do these treatments have any side affect for enamel ? I think any oil or any other medicine don't know either to remove plaque only or enamel as well ? They simply remove everything.
    Removing plaque is not the only issue, main thing is that natural enamel should remain intact.

  10. For deep tartar at or under the gum line. Go buy a dental scaling kit and Orajel at Walmart. Brush and floss thoroughly first. Use the Orajel to numb the gums. Lightly scrape the plaque from your teeth and gum line. Finish by brushing and flossing again and using a good antiseptic mouthwash. Caution you may bleed some depending on your oral care habits and severity of the plaque. This is basically what a dental hygienist does in the office for a "Deep Cleaning" which costs anywhere from $800 to $2000. The difference is their skill, experience, and tools. Some dentist offices still use this very same technique.

  11. For people commenting that they are using unsterilized tools to descale their teeth, those things need to be sterilized in a pressure cooker. Also, if someone has an issue with a heart valve, and they may not even know this, such as a person you may have had rheumatic fever, doing these things without antibiotics result in death.

  12. If Plaque hardens into tartar will these remedies help break it down? Will they break it down all the way and how much time does it take? I got build up at the back of my 2 front lower teeth; I can hardly stand the feel of it. Can somebody advice me please as to what I can do? I went to the dentist and my insurance won't pay for the deep cleaning I need done badly.

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