Natural ways to get rid of tartar
Tartar is a yellowish – brown calcified material formed on the surface of the teeth. The hardened mineral deposits of the saliva, bacterial debris and plaque mix together and form this unattractive teeth treat. Chalky substance called tartar is caused due to the continuous accumulation of minerals from saliva on the teeth. Tartar that isn’t treated for a long time causes bad breath, yellowing and browning of the teeth. Tartar is harmful as it is hard and porous, it causes gum diseases, cavities in the teeth and also loss of teeth. If it is not removed, it keeps on accumulating and calcifying. If plaque is not cleared from the teeth, it hardens into tartar, which causes damage to the enamel and increases the risk of gum disease. Tartar cannot be easily removed and often requires professional help. Dentists may need to remove tartar using various instruments by scaling. The process requires a lot of patience and is very painful, if the tartar has been accumulated over the years and has affected the gum line. However you can prevent your teeth with time and with very cheap, everyday things you already have at home.
1 Brush your teeth properly
Brushing your teeth after each meal prevents the formation of tartar. Make sure your toothbrush is soft and mobile enough to brush all angles, over all the tooth surfaces so that the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle to the gum line. It might be easier for some people to use an electric toothbrush, you could check out this Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 review for more perspective on electric toothbrushes. Many have mentioned that this review has provided some useful insight into the benefits of electric toothbrushes in general so it should be an interesting read for most.
2 Use fluoridated toothpaste
Fluoride toothpastes increase the concentration of fluoride in the teeth, which strengthens the teeth and prevents dental cavities. Fluoride makes the tooth enamel stronger, so they are less likely to suffer from intake of acidic foods and drinks.
3 Brush with baking soda
Combine a tablespoon of baking soda with a pinch of salt. Slightly wet the toothbrush and dip into the baking soda mixture. Scrub your teeth with the mixture and rinse off. This helps in tartar removal and whitening of teeth.