The tartar is the yellowish plaque that accumulates and hardens in the enamel of our teeth, especially next to the gum, due to several reasons, causing a bad aspect to our teeth.
In this article, we explain the causes of tartar, as well as the remedies to eliminate it in the most natural way, with food, natural remedies, and some simple tips.
Causes of tartar
• The main reason for the tartar is an excessively acidic food, rich in sugars, refined foods, and harmful fats. Although many believe that the first cause is poor dental hygiene, in reality, it would not be so necessary if we consumed enough raw fruits and vegetables.
• Bad dental hygiene contributes to the appearance of bacterial plaque
• Coffee, black tea, and tobacco
Why should we prevent tartar?
The tartar is not only an aesthetic question. If it is not prevented or treated, in the long run this accumulation of bacteria causes an inflammation of the gums, which can lead to gingivitis.
Beneficial foods and supplements
• The most recommended foods are raw fruits and vegetables, especially apples and leafy vegetables such as spinach, spinach, lettuce, arugula, etc.
• Sesame, because of its high calcium content
• Stevia is a plant that acts as a natural sweetener and is very beneficial for our teeth.
• Sea water is a remineralizing supplement that helps us clean and strengthens our teeth, as well as being alkalizing
• Coenzyme Q-10 is recommended when tartar is also causing gingivitis
• White clay for oral use helps us to alkalize our body and also the pH of our mouth.
Sunflower oil rinses are a method of curing the Ayurvedic culture of India. It allows us to clean our teeth, to treat oral problems and also to remove toxins to the outside and to clean our mouth in depth. It is especially recommended in cases of mouth infections, gum problems, dental plaque, gingivitis, darkened teeth and loose teeth.
We will only need sunflower or sesame oil from the first cold pressure. In this article, we explain in detail how they are performed. However, do not forget that the use of these products will be only as a mouthwash because this way we will take advantage of its anti-bacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Activated charcoal is an excellent remedy for whitening and cleaning our teeth, as well as for preventing oral diseases. We can get it in herbalists or natural products stores, and we just brush our teeth with this powder for two minutes. Despite the black color, when we rinse our teeth well with water we will notice them much cleaner.
It is essential that it be of vegetable origin (wood, coconut, etc.) and not from petroleum. Also, like baking soda, being abrasive should not be used in excess, much less frequently. It is important to take care in its use, as its abuse could damage our dental enamel. Everything should be applied sparingly.
Hydrogen peroxide and bicarbonate
Hydrogen peroxide is a great natural bleach, so we can use it once a week, adding three drops to our toothbrush.
Baking soda is another ancient remedy to clean our teeth and also helps prevent acidity. We can use it to brush our teeth gently, not to grate the enamel, a maximum of twice per month or week of intermediate.
As we have discussed in this article, it is also essential to perform daily good dental hygiene:
• Brush our teeth after each meal, for at least two minutes, insisting on all teeth and teeth.
• We will preferably use an ecological and natural dentifrice since the conventional ones contain substances too aggressive with our buccal pH
• We will use floss or floss every night before bedtime, to remove food scraps from between the teeth
• We can also use a mouthwash. If we want a natural one we can do it with infusion of thyme and mint or with sea water diluted in two and a half parts of natural water
• If we have old tartar we will visit the dentist to perform a dental cleaning, although it is not recommended to do them too often, as they could damage our enamel.