What is tartar?
Tartar is an organic mineral, stone-like deposit on the surface of the teeth mainly caused by bad oral hygiene. Its color varies from yellow to brown and it is caused by food deposits that are not removed. To get rid of it, you can make a dentist appointment and spend some money, but there are other ways.
Here’s how to get rid of tartar at home:
It is important to brush your teeth and floss every day, but sometimes it is not enough to eliminate tartar deposits. The only way to prevent it from forming is to wash your teeth after every meal, whilst this is impossible for most people after eating lunch at work, for example, or while grabbing a sandwich at a street stand.
Here’s one efficient way to remove tartar at home: mix 3 spoons of baking soda with a spoon of salt. Use this mixture to brush your teeth once a week. Don’t use it more than once a week, otherwise you risk damaging the enamel on your teeth.
However, this solution will not clean underneath the gums, at the base of the teeth. In order to clean that area, as well, eat sower fruit. They contain fruit acid which makes for an efficient tartar cleaning solution.
If you’re smoking, you should know that cigarettes contain a substance that transforms into tartar and bacterial plaque, therefore try to give up or stack up the fridge with sower fruits. Although they’re efficient, you shouldn’t exaggerate with consuming them. The acid they contain, in large amount, can be quite corrosive and can damage your denture.
Another efficient homemade remedy for dental tartar goes like this: in a large pot, big enough to hold 1l of water, put 4 teaspoons of sunflower seeds and 4 teaspoons of linden flowers. Boil at low to medium heat for 30 minutes, and get it off the heat. Cover it with a lid until it cools down. Once you can keep your finger in, without feeling any discomfort, filter the liquid and use it to dip your toothbrush and clean your teeth with it for 5 minutes after each meal.