Remedies To Remove Tartar And Plaque Build Up On Teeth
When bacteria-filled material settles on your teeth, either due to improper flossing or inadequate brushing, the result is plaque. If the plaque is left ignored, then calculus or tartar forms, which is essentially solidified plaque. Once there is tartar buildup on your teeth, it becomes very difficult to get rid of and could lead to bleeding and swollen gums. Thus, it is better to take care of your teeth in the initial stages and prevent plaque buildup. Plaque-free teeth reduces your chances of tooth decay and developing gum diseases. Hence, maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.
What Causes Tartar and Plaque Buildup:
Causes of plaque and tartar buildup include irregular brushing habits, ignoring flossing your teeth, a poor diet, eating too many sweets, and avoiding regular visits to a dental clinic.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is crucial to keep your teeth free from bacteria. It is preferable to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Flossing your teeth is important as it can reach places between your teeth where your tooth brush cannot. Floss is available at all drug stores and supermarkets.
Eating the right kinds of fruits and vegetables can also aid in keeping plaque away. A few foods that are good for your teeth are apples, carrots, and cucumbers. You also need to avoid eating processed foods.
Sweet foods provide a perfect breeding ground for bacteria due to the sugar in them which facilitates plaque buildup.
Getting rid of all the plaque on our teeth (by simple brushing and flossing) is not always possible, so it is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a routine cleaning to avoid buildup.
There are a few home remedies that people use to get rid of tartar and plaque. Some of the commonly used remedies are outlined below. However, keep in mind that these are just home remedies and a visit to a dentist is a must in order to avoid further complications.
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