8. Aloe vera and glycerin
A whole concoction of goodness for your teeth. Mix 1 tsp of aloe vera gel, 4 tsp of vegetable glycerin, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, and 4 tbsp of baking soda in 1 cup of water to get a smooth paste.
Brush your teeth with this paste once daily until you see that the tartar is becoming less visible. Then repeat once every 3-4 days. Aloe vera helps teeth and gums heal and essential lemon oil fights bacteria.
This spice has long been used as a pain remedy for toothaches. It also fights microbes in your mouth. Grind the cloves (or find a ready-made powder), add a little olive oil, and apply the mixture on the stained areas.
Another idea is to regularly chew on cloves to reduce bad breath and kill bacteria. Try it instead of your usual chewing gum.
10. Sanguinaria (bloodroot)
One of the most unusual ingredients is called sanguinaria, or more commonly known as bloodroot. Its extract is often included in toothpastes. It’s a safe, antibacterial agent effective for reducing tartar.
3-4 drops of sanguinaria extract can be added to a cup of warm water to make a mouthwash. It can be gargled every day or even twice daily.
All this advice can work if the condition of tartar on your teeth and gums is not critical yet. If it is or if you also have sensitive teeth that react strongly on acids — please, consult your dentist. There are professional ways of removing plaque and tartar from teeth that only they can perform.
Do you have tartar on your teeth? How do you fight it and what else can you recommend? Share with us in the comments!