5 Efficient Ways To Remove Dental Tartar

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In spite of an oral care that is beyond any doubt, you are always subject to see small whitish or even yellowish stains on your teeth. Sorry to tell you, but your teeth are affected by dental tartar. It may seem trivial but this phenomenon can cause much more serious problems if not treated quickly. But don’t panic, keep reading and you will have more than one way to get rid of it.

I-Tartar, what is it ?

In short, dental tartar is the thickening or calcification or stiffening of dental plaque. This plaque is a whitish substance caused by the accumulation of bacteria and proteins contained in saliva, food waste and other kinds of residues that have not been completely eliminated on our teeth. It usually appears first on the lower incisors and spreads to the other teeth and may even extend below the gum line. Unlike plaque, tartar cannot be removed by brushing.

+ Consequences:

First of all, let’s be honest, the presence of these unsightly blemishes doesn’t make you look very good when it comes to flashing a big smile in front of a camera, or even in public. This gradually makes you lose confidence in yourself.Without treatment, this tartar allows the retention of more and more massive waste and bacteria. When it comes into contact with the gingiva, this tartar leads to gingivitis, which causes an inflammation at the foot of the gingiva, an inflammation that most often leads to bleeding. Tartar can also be complicated, still in the case of the gingiva, by a gingival recession characterized by a retraction of the gingiva around the teeth and also by caries, periodontitis (chronic inflammatory oral disease which progressively destroys the support apparatus of the teeth), halitosis (chronic bad breath), a dental abscess and pain.

NB: Untreated periodontitis increases the risk of developing: respiratory diseases, premature delivery, imbalance of a pre-existing diabetes and an aggravation of cardiovascular diseases.

II-The different ways to remove limescale

1- Scaling

Scaling, in addition to good oral hygiene, is the best way to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. It is performed by a dental surgeon in a dental office.

2- The benefits of using cloves

This spice has long been used as a remedy for toothaches. It also kills oral bacteria, so add a little olive oil and apply the mixture to your teeth.

3- Miracle paste with aloe vera

Mix one spoonful of pure aloe vera gel, four spoonfuls of vegetable glycerine, 10 drops of lemon essential oil and four spoonfuls of baking soda in a cup of water to obtain a homogeneous paste. Brush with this paste once a day until tartar is less and less visible. Repeat this procedure once every three to four days.

Note : Aloe Vera helps teeth and gums to become stronger while lemon essential oil fights bacteria

4- Baking soda plus iodine

Mix a spoonful of baking soda with a pinch of salt and dip your toothbrush in this mixture alternatively you can also add in your toothpaste. Baking soda has many other health benefits it maintains healthy oral ph levels its antimicrobial properties reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth and it helps remove stains from your teeth whitening them.

Note: Do not brush your teeth with baking soda more than once a week as its abrasiveness can damage enamel as well as help you.

5- Lemon juice

Lemon juice not only dissolves plaque but also helps whiten teeth more effectively. Always, dip your toothbrush in fresh lemon juice and gently rub it on your teeth, leave it on for a minute before rinsing. Since lemon is very abrasive you should only use this method once every two weeks otherwise you can really hurt your teeth.

NB: Lemon juice contains too much citric acid which can make your teeth painful and too sensitive. In some cases it can also deprive your teeth of calcium and this is a serious problem as the calcium lost cannot be replaced.

You have seen throughout this article that tartars are real. Although commonplace, they cause enough damage to your health. And to eliminate them you can either decide to visit a specialist or do it with one of the simple and natural methods that we have provided.

It is true that you already have in your hands better ways to fight against tartar but the best way is to practice good oral hygiene and to have your teeth scaled at least twice a year by a specialist. Don’t go to a specialist just for the pain.

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