Are you so lucky to flaunt a lovely, sparkling, bright smile? Well, if the answer is an embarrassing NO… Here is a good news… set aside your worries… help is right here.
A regular routine of personal hygiene and a few tips and tricks over and above would solve it all.
Basically, poor dental hygiene along with excessive use of certain food products results in plaque (colorless layer of bacteria) formation. The mineral builds up due to hardening of plaque results in yellow or brown coloration of the teeth known as tartar.
Tartar is not only bad for overall dental health, it possesses cosmetic issues as well. It is porous in nature and absorbs stains more easily. So, unless you are a teetotaler, lots of problems are gonna come on the way.
The formation of the tartar can be easily prevented by following a proper self-care regime along with the usage of easy home remedies.
Cheese is a basic ingredient which is easily available. According to Daily Mail, nibbling a chunk before a meal reduces the acid build up which leads to plaque formation.
2. Baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate commonly known as baking soda when mixed with salt is an effective combination when added to your regular toothpaste. According to sources, the result is shiny, bright, white teeth.
3. Aloe Vera
As per Science Daily, Aloe Vera is known for its antibacterial properties. Its pulp when rubbed over the teeth and left as it is without rinsing for ten minutes kills the tartar building bacteria.
Guava is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and reduces swelling in gums. According to The Health Site, its leaves should be chewed and later spit out.
Cloves fight tartar causing microbes. As per some leading health websites, the best way to use cloves is in powdered form along with olive oil.
6. White vinegar
As per the sources, the mixture of white vinegar and salt in the ratio of 2:1 should be used as mouthwash for daily use.
7. Rosemary essential oil
According to Mercola, two drops of rosemary oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or water should be used as a mouth rinse at least twice a day. The antibacterial properties of the oil help in relieving dental problems.
8. Oil pulling
Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for oil pulling because it is high in lauric acid that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. WebMD suggests, one tablespoon of oil should be swished in the mouth for 15 minutes followed by a regular brushing (no need to swallow or gargle).
9. Citrus fruits
Sources suggest that juices of citrus fruits help tartar formation. But the peels are equally effective when used for rubbing the teeth.
Neem has been known for its antibacterial nature since ages. According to sources, it can be used in any form- powder, oil or as a rub on along with mustard oil.
11. Black tea
Sources suggest, lukewarm black tea can be used as a mouth rinse to ward off bacteria.
12. Dental floss
Apart from regular brushing, reports suggest, regular flossing goes a long way in keeping our teeth in good condition.