Plaque is a bacteria which accumulates on your teeth. It consists of harmful germs that will thrive in your mouth and if you don’t act on it fast it will remain on your teeth. Since there are different types of plaque, some of them can cause your teeth deteriorate, while others can result to gum disease.
Even if you can’t see dental plaque, except when it’s stained, it can still bring you serious damage to your teeth as well as to your mouth. Dental plaque can give you teeth decay by releasing acid when interacts with some food that you eat. It can also become tartar which is much more difficult to get rid off unless you don’t do something about it. You can go to the dentist, but there are also some easy steps to remove plaque at home:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
The acid substance from this cider proved to be effective in eliminating dental plaque. Soak your toothbrush in this vinegar for a few minutes. After that, brush your teeth. Too much acid can damage your tooth enamel so make sure to rinse your whole mouth well.
If these methods, which are definitely effective for removing plaque on your teeth, does not go away after treating it, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible.
You will need the following ingredients to make this mixture at home:
- four tablespoons of sunflower seeds
- One liter of water
- four tablespoons of linden flower
Mix all the ingredients together and cook them in low heat fo 30 minutes. Use the mixture as a toothpaste to clean your teeth after eating.
- Floss and brush
In order to maintain a healthy mouth, you should brush your teeth regularly and floss. Remove food particles and germs by flossing, rinse well and afterward brush your teeth. The American Dental Association recommends a special brushing technique. You should hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. When you clean your upper teeth, point your toothbrush upwards and point to the opposite when you clean your lower teeth.
- Baking soda
Kitchen item that can be very helpful. First what you should do is to dampen your toothbrush and then instead of toothpaste, you put baking soda which you can mix it with some salt. After that brush your teeth with this ingredients.