Quality oral health can have a significant impact on the entire body. Without genuine dental hygiene, the bacteria in your mouth drops below a healthy level, and could actually trigger infections or gum disease.
Tartar build-up on the teeth from food/bacteria, make brushing your teeth properly harder, thus increasing the risks of infections and cavities.
Even though doctors recommend a professional oral cleaning every 6 months, there are several natural remedies you can make at home to prevent tartar build-up.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip your toothbrush in cider vinegar and brush your teeth as usual, but make sure you rinse your mouth well at the end. Tend to do this once or twice a week because the cider vinegar can harm your teeth if is either used to often or left on for too long.
2. Baking Soda
To prevent tartar build-up in the mouth, use baking soda with a pinch of salt instead of toothpaste. Also, you can make a mouthwash using this recipe:
- 1 cup of water
- 1tbsp of Aloe Vera gel
- 4tbsp of vegetable glycerin
- 10 drops of lemon oil
3. Fruit Juice
Rub red fruits (tomatoes or strawberries) on your teeth and let their juice sit on the teeth for 5 minutes to soothe the build-up. For a brighter smile, use baking soda and warm water to rinse your mouth.
Several other power-like fruits are lemons, berries, oranges and bell peppers. In addition to these natural remedies, a few changes in your daily routine could be of use too.
Keeping your pearly whites clean includes brushing and flossing your teeth frequently, increasing the intake of spicy foods in your diet (to stimulate saliva production for the natural cleaning process) and ditching the tobacco.