After having your teeth cleaned professionally, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to keep the tartar from building back up on your teeth before your next cleaning. Below is a two-step home remedy you can use that will keep the buildup at bay.
Step 1: Use A Baking Soda And Strawberry Treatment
The strawberries in this treatment offer a double benefit. First, the pulp helps dissolve tartar. Second, the juices naturally whiten the teeth to keep your smile bright. The baking soda also dissolves the tartar and neutralizes the acids that lead to its formation.
In a small bowl, mash up a medium-sized strawberry. Leave the seeds and skin to give the treatment a gentle, abrasive property. Then, add a teaspoon of baking soda, mixing it in well.
Use your fingertips to rub the treatment onto the surface of your teeth. Leave it on for five minutes.
Once the time is up, wet your toothbrush and gently brush your teeth. Do not rinse with water. Instead, use the mouthwash described in the next step.
Step 2: Rinse With Peroxide And Orange Oil Mouthwash
The hydrogen peroxide in this mouthwash will react with the baking soda used in the first step's treatment. The foaming action will help remove the tartar from your teeth. It will also kill the germs that can contribute to tartar buildup.
The orange essential oil will soften the tartar even further to get down to its base. The oil can be found in health and herbal stores, as well as any department store with a pharmacy department.
In a small glass, combine a quarter of a cup of warm water with five tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Then, thoroughly stir in ten drops of the orange oil.
Rinse your mouth with half of the mouthwash for two minutes. Make sure your swish it between your teeth to reach any tartar building up in these spaces.
Spit out the mouthwash. Then, rinse with the other half for an additional two minutes.
After spitting it out a second time, rinse your mouth with warm water for a full minute. Then, brush and floss your teeth as usual.
Using this remedy twice a week will keep your tartar buildup under control. However, it may not take care of all of it. You will still want to keep your yearly dental cleaning appointments to have it removed professionally at a clinic like Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.Share