Home remedies to remove plaque and tartar

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Due to a continual accumulation of minerals on the teeth and gum line, a soft and sticky deposit will appear and bother your teeth. It is called plaque and it must be eliminated by brushing and flossing, otherwise it may turn into tartar, a more solid form of plaque.

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Tartar can manifest in different ways: bad breath, chronical swollen gums, receding gums or tooth decay and can make your teeth look very unattractive. In other words, it is vital to take care of your teeth in a proper way. Apart the already known methods, you should also try one of the following remedies that have proven to be quite effective.

Grandparents have the best remedies to transmit to their successors:

  • Squeeze the oil from an orange peel and apply it on your teeth, leaving it on for about 30 minutes. Then, brush gently and clean your mouth with water. The orange peel has limonene and terpene properties, helping in the process of tartar or plaque removal.
  • Prepare the following paste: 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of table salt,a few drops of orange peel oil and a several drops of water or hydrogen peroxide. Apply the paste two times a day, preferably in the morning and in the evening. In addition, clean your mouth with salt and water after every meal; it will strengthen your gums.
  • If you brush your teeth with baking soda, be careful how long you do it. It is not recommended to apply this ingredient for more than seven days in a row, as it may harm the enamel of your teeth. Baking soda prevents tooth decay, removes plaque and gives your mouth a fresh breath.