At all times, we Swedes have relied on proven home remedies.
Especially when we had to hold the crowns a little harder for various reasons.
Here, Allas lists three effective home remedies for tartar—with ingredients you may already have in the pantry at home.
sLoose teeth usually mean you have tartar. It affects everyone and is something that must be removed regularly to keep the teeth as healthy as possible.
Of course, it is always a good idea to consult a dentist or dental hygienist to improve dental health, including removing tartar.
But between dental visits, there are a few things you can do on your own to remove or reduce tartar buildup.
3 effective home remedies for tartar removal
Here are three home remedies for those who want to remove tartar on their own. All remedies are gentle on the teeth, but of course it is important to follow the treatment advice anyway and not exceed the recommendations.
Psst! Some ingredients may already be in your pantry.
Home remedy 1: bicarbonate and coconut oil
The mixture of baking soda and coconut oil has become very popular as a treatment for tartar because the mixture contains what are called antimicrobial agents (substances that kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms).
In other words, this home remedy is ideal for removing bacteria and food residues from the teeth, i.e. the cause of tartar. It can also contribute to making teeth appear whiter and healthier.
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
how to use:
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
- Put a little mixture on the toothbrush and brush the teeth. Use and store it as regular toothpaste.
- Use once daily for one week as an intensive treatment. Avoid prolonged treatment.
Home remedy 2: activated charcoal
This black powder works wonders for those who want whiter teeth. You may not believe it, but the truth is that activated charcoal is quite a proven preparation when it comes to dental health.
It is important that you use specific activated charcoal and not just any charcoal. Activated charcoal can be purchased at most health food stores.
The ingredients remove residues that form a coating on the tooth enamel and fight bacterial infections.
- 1 capsule of activated carbon (≈450 mg)
- 2 tablespoons of water
how to use:
- Moisten the charcoal with a little water and make a paste.
- Brush your teeth with black paste. Use a regular toothbrush.
- Leave it on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse your mouth.
- Use 2-3 times a week.
NB! The color of the activated carbon mixture may appear unpleasant when brushing your teeth, but it is not dangerous.
Home remedy 3: brewer’s yeast
Brewer’s yeast has many properties that are particularly attractive when it comes to brewing beer, but are also excellent when it comes to dental care.
Brushing with dental yeast can alter the environment in the oral cavity and contribute to making it more difficult for bacteria to reach the teeth. If you also mix yeast with a little salt, this mixture will help dissolve plaque. So it can remove and prevent tartar.
- 1 tablespoon of yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- water (as needed)
how to use:
- Mix all ingredients together into a creamy paste.
- Rub the paste on the teeth with the toothbrush.
- Use up to twice daily for one week as a spot treatment.
source: Steps to health
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