How to Remove Plaque from Teeth & Gum Naturally?
Have you ever noticed that your teeth become dull and yellow? The main reason behind your yellow teeth is the plague, a sticky biofilm that develops due to the action of bacteria that naturally live in your mouth. If you are not maintaining the proper oral hygiene, a plaque on the teeth turns into tartar. This can further increase the risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Plaque mainly accumulates on your teeth, above or below your gum line.
You will most likely develop plaque or tartar. Almost 90% people can brush, floss and rinse every single day, but grime left behind from food mostly develop plaque on your teeth. The saliva production after you brush your teeth contains glycoproteins, which starts accumulating on your teeth and protects them. But it can also let bacteria to grow in the surrounding membrane. Which ultimately leads to the formation of plaque.
Why it is so Important to Remove Plaque from Teeth?
If you have a plaque on your teeth, it can cause cavities. If you don’t pay any attention to it, it will build up and may lead to worse situations like an infection in the tooth, and eventually, you lost your tooth. So it is very important for you that you should maintain proper oral hygiene and brush your teeth daily two times after your meal.
Oral Hygiene for Preventing your Teeth from Plaque
- Brush your teeth twice daily after your meal.
- Clean your tongue properly to remove bacteria from your mouth.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss between teeth at least once a day to remove the leftover food particles and bacteria.
- Use anti-bacterial mouthwash to remove bacteria from your mouth that causes plaque formation.
- Maintain proper oral hygiene and you should see your dentist at least once in 6 months.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit the snaking between your meals.
There are several factors which contribute to plaque formation on teeth such as bad brushing technique, poor oral hygiene, and poor food choices. When there is the formation of multiple layers of plaque on your teeth, it combines with the minerals present in your saliva and converts into a calcified substance called tartar which leads to dental cavities. So it should be very important for you to maintain proper hygiene. In addition to this, you can also use and try some natural home remedies to remove plaque from your teeth. You must remember one thing that if the plaque coverts into tartar, then it is exceptionally difficult to remove from your teeth.
Home Remedies to Remove Plaque from Teeth
Guava leaves and fruit are excellent sources of an anti-plaque agents which prevent the formation of plaque on the teeth and gums. The leaves have been chewed from ancient time to remove a toothache and gum bleeding. The decoction of guava leaves is gargled during mouth sore and inflamed gums. It has also contained excellent anti-bacterial and biofilm-inhibition activity against several bacteria’s such as Streptococcus mutans which is the main reason for dental plaque formation. You can wash some leaves of guava and chew them for some time and then split them. Alternatively, you can also take a piece of unripe guava and put some salt on it. Chew slowly and do this twice daily.
Clove is not only effective during a toothache, but it can also help for preventing further plaque formation on your teeth due to its antibacterial and anti-microbial properties. These properties of clove are helpful in preventing the further plaque formation. Eugenol is a natural potent compound in clove which shows powerful analgesic and antiseptic properties. The herbal mouth rinse which contains pure extract of clove and basil can reduce the formation of microbial colonies on your teeth and gums. You can simply apply the mixture of clove powder and olive oil on your teeth and let it for a few minutes. After that rinse your mouth with warm water.
3. Orange Peel
It is used as a natural teeth whitener and helps to remove plaque from your teeth. It’s a rich source of vitamin C which prevents the further development and growth of bacteria and microorganism in your mouth. By doing so it can prevent plaque formation. You can simply rub the inner side of fresh orange peel directly on your teeth before going to bed. Leave it overnight and rinse your mouth in the next morning. Do this continuously for a few days until you will get clean and white teeth.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera shows excellent antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful in preventing plaque formation and removing Bactria’s from the mouth which are directly associated with plaque formation. It can also fight with bad breath. You can directly rub the aloe vera pulp on your teeth and gum line. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
5. Rosemary Essential Oil
It acts as an excellent disinfectant which helps in eradication of oral bacteria which are associated with plaque formation. Rosemary contains analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and expectorant properties. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce the swelling of the gums and also provide relief from pain.
Lemon also responsible for antibacterial, antimicrobial properties and a rich source of vitamin C. due to these properties lemons helps to remove plaque formation and prevent further development of tartar formation. It can also act as a teeth whitening agent. After brushing your tooth you can dip your brush in lemon juice and gently rub this juice on your teeth or gums with the help of a brush. Leave it for 1-2 minutes and then rinse your mouth with normal water.
All the home remedies which are mentioned above are really effective during a toothache and tooth plaque. Along with these natural remedies alternatively, you can also add oil pulling, vitamin C rich fruits, and figs in your daily routine. But the most important thing is oral hygiene, so you should maintain proper oral hygiene.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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