Tartar is the worst enemy of your oral health. It’s bacteria that form near where the gums and teeth meet. It’s the main cause behind yellow teeth and bad breath. Tartar may also cause a host of other diseases, besides gum disorders. Brushing your teeth by itself is not enough to ensure excellent oral hygiene.
Oral hygiene is extremely important as studies have linked poor oral health to Alzheimer’s disease, heart diseases, and even pancreatic cancer. In addition, it’s where you put your food so, the oral part of the body needs to be kept very clean.
Many dentists are now recommending electronic toothbrush instead of manual ones. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months. Buy a good brand of toothpaste. Herbal toothpaste is great for your teeth. Flossing is necessary for tip-top oral conditions.
Most importantly, you need to spend a good amount of time brushing your teeth—2-3 minutes at least. You should not only carefully brush your teeth, but also clean your tongue for proper dental hygiene. With various types of mouthwash available, choose one that suits you best and make sure to use it regularly. And remember not to cover your toothbrush with a cap—that will only help the bacteria to grow.
Scroll down to read more on home remedies to prevent and get rid of tartar.
#10 Sesame seeds
Slowly chewing sesame seeds can remove tartar from your teeth. Sesame seeds act as a scrub. After chewing them, spit them out with the help of a dry toothbrush. Best done twice a week to remove all plaque and tartar.