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7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Tartar Build-Up On Your Teeth

Tartar is one of several consequences of poor dental hygiene. In addition to brushing your teeth daily, we recommend trying the following home remedies to get rid of it effectively.

Tartar is the result of poor dental hygiene and, besides the fact that it's inaesthetic, it's bad for your health. So, we put together a list of suitable ways to prevent the formation of tartar or treat it if it's already there.

Tartar is a compound that derives from bacterial plaque, which is formed by saliva and food debris. Tartar can cause periodontal diseases like gingivitis.

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Practising good oral hygiene is the key to eliminating tartar. Brushing your teeth after each meal should be a non-negotiable habit. Indeed, doing so is very effective in preventing tartar.

In addition to this first tip, here are some you can easily use daily.

You can dip your wet toothbrush in baking soda and brush your teeth with it.

Lemon and warm water rinses will help dissolve the tartar and keep your breath fresh throughout the day.

Chewing slightly rough food that "cleans" your teeth is another great option. You can try sesame seeds for example.

Chewing well-chopped parsley leaves and letting it act on your teeth for a couple of minutes is another simple and effective alternative.

Finally, to prevent tartar build-up, we recommend you avoid drinking too much coffee, smoking or drinking alcohol, as these three substances erode tooth enamel and create the perfect environment for tartar to spread.

By Nancy Youm
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