Plaque is the sticky thing you see on your teeth. If not removed on time, it turns into tartar, causes gingivitis and gum inflammation.
Nature is by your side, so you better find some natural alternatives for your treatment. We give you a few handy solutions. They’re safe, efficient and healthy.
Coconut oils offers tons of health benefits, and it boost oral health. Use it to treat dental issues, and get a Hollywood smile.
Baking soda whitens teeth and eliminates plaque. It kills dangerous bacteria, and neutralizes acid in your mouth.
A 2008 study showed that baking soda paste or powder is more efficient than other products when it comes to removing plaque. The results of this study were published in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
However, excessive use of baking soda damages tooth enamel, so moderation is the key.
Try this natural toothpaste recipe to prevent plaque formation.
- 2 tbsp. cold-pressed coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
- A few drops of essential oil
Combine the ingredients into a paste. Use it instead of your regular toothpaste, preferably twice a day.
The following recipes work well, too. For optimal results, use them once or twice a week.
- Combine a teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Add a tiny bit of water, and rub the paste on your teeth.
- Combine baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste, and brush. Rinse with warm water.
- Dip your wet toothbrush in baking soda, and brush your teeth. Rinse with warm water.
If you want to whiten your teeth, coconut oil can be of great help here. It’s natural and safe. Have you ever tried oil pulling?
Coconut oil is packed with medium-chain fatty acids, and it’s 50% lauric acid. This acid offers strong antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory potential. Use the oil to get rid of plaque and bacteria. It will also help you keep your breath fresh, and whiten your teeth.
A study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine in April 2015, found that oil pulling reduced plaque buildups in participants who did oil pulling every day for a week. The study involved 60 participants aged between 16 and 18.
All you have do to is swish a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Swish well, so the oil can get onto every part of your mouth. Spit it in a trashcan, because the oil is now full of bacteria.
Rinse with warm water, and brush. Do this once a day, and you will notice an improvement within a week.
Add coconut oil onto your toothbrush, and brush! Enjoy watching your pearl-white smile in the mirror!