Almost everyone knows the importance of regular brushing. Not doing so has serious long term consequences if we do not mend our ways. Most people end up going to the dentist and end up paying an arm and a leg for cleaning up their teeth.
There is however good news for those do not want to go broke in order to improve their basic hygiene. Here are some of the ways in which you can clean up your teeth without breaking the bank.
So well let us start off with the basics what is Tartar in the first place? No it is not the same as the descendants of Mongol soldiers who are also referred to as Tartars and are a somewhat disliked minority in Russia. This tartar is simply put, dental plaque. Phosphate and calcium compounds, get deposited and get accumulated and over time harden and turns into tartar.
The trouble is if you just do not bother and let it be than it is an open invitation for all sorts of bacteria to come and make their home in your mouth. When that happens the chances of you getting gum diseases sky rockets exponentially.
Tartar is usually yellow or a bit whitish or even brownish in color. Tartar more often or not forms in the first molars of the jaw, the upper jaw to be more precise.
In addition, tartar might also be found close to the ducts in the salivary glands, in the openings between our teeth and lastly the last place where it can be found is beneath the gums of our teeth.
So what is one to do? Luckily there is no need to break the bank and there are some methods that you can try yourself to get rid of that annoying tartar.
1. Baking Soda
What do you need in your arsenal to combat this menace? Well you need some baking soda, a toothpick, a toothbrush, about half a tablespoon of salt, half of a cup of warm water half of a cup of hydrogen peroxide and last but not least some antiseptic mouthwash.
So you have all of the things you need so what now?
First of all start off by putting some of the baking and salt in a little bit of water and stir them well so that they fully get dissolved. Now once you have done that then start cleaning your teeth with a little bit of this solution and spit it out do not swallow.
Once you have done this then add some hydrogen peroxide to the water and once again rinse your mouth. Once you have done that and spit it out again then make sure to rinse it with normal water so that none of the residue remains in your teeth.
What this does is that it makes the tartar soft and loose. You can now just remove it with a simple toothpick. It should be soft enough to be easily removed from your teeth. Lastly it is very important that you use the antiseptic mouthwash just to make sure nothing has been left.
This will have loosened the tartar: now remove it with the toothpick. Thanks to the previous treatments, it should crumble easily away from the teeth. Finally, it is important to rinse your mouth once again with the antiseptic mouthwash.
2. Fruit Method
Take half of a strawberry or about half of the rind of a lemon and gently press it against the tartar that is stuck on your teeth. Do this exercise for about 10 minutes or so. It would automatically be dissolved due to the acid that is found in the fruit. Once it has been dissolved then simply brushing your teeth should do the trick.
3. Using Baking powder
Take some baking powder and mix it well. It has a lot of things in it including but not limited to sodium bicarbonate, mix it with some watter then try cleaning your teeth with the solution. This would just get rid of the tartar but also make your teeth bright and shiny.
4. Tea Tree Oil Method
Put two drops of the oil in some water and use it to clean your teeth.
This one is the simples just put in a drop or two of oil in water and then clean your teeth with it.