Oral health is invariably linked to your overall well being. Parents often ask kids to brush their teeth regularly to prevent tartar build up. But you may not know what tartar actually is, or what causes it to build up on your teeth.
Tartar is not good for your dental health as it damages gums and teeth and causes bad breath. Although tartar is resilient, it can be removed at a dentist’s office as well as at home. You can easily remove it without spending hundreds of dollars.
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Soft bristled toothbrush
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with half a tablespoon of normal salt in a small bowl. Take a soft bristled toothbrush, wet it with normal water and dip into the salt and soda mixture. Now brush the entire surface of your teeth vigorously, but properly, without hurting your gums. Occasionally spit excess saliva and resume brushing. For optimal results, re-dip the brush into the mixture and continue brushing for almost five minutes. It might not taste too good but it will do wonders for removing tartar build up from your teeth. The baking soda will gently scrub your teeth and remove all of the tartar. Be sure to use a good brand of baking soda so that you know what you are putting inside your mouth.
Mix one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with half a cup of lukewarm water. Gargle with this mixture for at least one minute before spitting it out and rinsing your mouth with water. Try not to swallow any of the hydrogen peroxide mixture. Do this regularly and you will notice a significant different in the health of your teeth and gums. Try to use lukewarm water when making and using this hydrogen peroxide mixture as this will be gentle on your teeth and gums. Hydrogen peroxide is very effective for those people that also suffer from sensitive teeth or gums.
There are now many different toothpastes available in the market that are very effective in removing tartar from your teeth. Many of these toothpastes are organic and can have a positive impact on the health of your teeth and gums. Some of these toothpastes can be more expensive than regular one's but they are totally worth it as they can significantly reduce the amount of tartar build up on your teeth. The best part is that these toothpastes actually prevent new tartar build up as well. You can find many different toothpastes at any convenient store in your area.