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Tartar can cause problems with oral and dental he alth. If you have problems with tartar, you can apply natural ways to clean tartar that are safe to do at home
Tatar is plaque that accumulates and hardens on the outside of the teeth, it is yellowish white in color, especially visible at the border between the teeth and gums.
Tartar that has accumulated thick is usually difficult to clean just by brushing your teeth. Need treatment by a dentist by doing scaling. However, if the tartar still looks thin, you can clean it yourself at home.
How to Clean Tartar Naturally
There are several natural ingredients that you can try to clean tartar naturally at home, namely:
Research found that those who brushed their teeth with toothpaste containing baking soda had less plaque than those who used toothpaste without baking soda.
Until now, baking soda is known to be effective in removing plaque on the teeth, because this ingredient can naturally function as a scrub.
Gargling with oil or the oil pulling technique which is now a hot topic in the community is known to be a natural way to clean tartar.
In fact, oil pulling is considered as effective in inhibiting plaque formation as gargling with a liquid containing chlorhexidine, without leaving discolored marks on the teeth.
You can get these benefits by gargling with a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil for 5–15 minutes. The lauric acid found in coconut and olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can also keep teeth he althy.
Besides being able to help remove mild tartar, these natural ingredients are known to strengthen teeth, prevent tooth decay, and reduce pain in inflamed gums.
Prevents Plaque Buildup To Tartar
To prevent tartar from forming, you also need to prevent plaque from building up in the following ways:
- Routinely brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes using a toothpaste containing baking soda and fluoride
- Use an electric toothbrush if possible, as it is more effective at removing plaque and tartar
- Use dental floss after brushing your teeth to clean between teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach
- Gargle using a mouthwash that contains antiseptic to help kill plaque-causing bacteria
- Limit consumption of sweet and starchy foods and drinks, as well as soft drinks because they will accelerate the growth of bacteria in the mouth
- Stop or avoid smoking, because according to research smoking is known to increase the risk of tartar formation
If you have tried the natural ways to clean tartar above but do not show any change, you should consult your condition with a dentist to get the appropriate treatment.