Oral health can affect your body. Without proper dental hygiene the body will not be able to keep the bacteria in your mouth at a healthy level, leading to gum disease and infection. The tartar build-up on your teeth from foods and bacteria will make it harder for you to properly clean your teeth and this increases the risks of infections and cavities. Doctors recommend a professional cleaning each six months, but there are a few natural remedies for you if you want to reduce the build-up on your own.
- Apple cider vinegar – soak your toothbrush in ACV and brush your teeth as usual, rinsing it well afterwards. Do this once or 2 times a week, but not exceed the recommended application as it may damage your teeth.
- Baking soda – take a bit of baking soda and a pinch of salt and brush your teeth to remove tartar build-up. You can also make a mouthwash of baking soda. Make a mixture of ½ cup of baking soda, 1 cup of water, 10 drops of lemon oil, 1 tsp of Aloe Vera gel, and 4 tsp of vegetable glycerin. Mix them well and use it 1-2 times a week.
- Fruits and vegetables – grab a couple of your favorite fruits like strawberries or tomatoes and rub them on your teeth. Let the juice stand on our teeth for 5 minutes in order to soften the build-up. Afterwards, rinse your mouth with baking soda and warm water to get a brighter smile. Bell peppers, berries, lemons, and oranges can also help.
You need to ditch tobacco, brush and floss your teeth regularly, and include spicy food into your diet to promote saliva build-up and the natural cleaning process.