A great smile starts with healthy teeth, this we all know, but does everyone do what it takes to keep healthy teeth? The answer to this is, of course, no, as many of us fail to maintain a routine of flossing and brushing at intervals required to keep them clean. Over time, this failure leads to the formation of plaque, a layer of bacteria that causes decay and a host of other problems. The following simple tips will help you repel harmful plaque and whiten your teeth naturally so that you can enjoy a healthy smile and healthy teeth for a long time to come.
While we often us aloe vera to soothe sunburn and insect bites, few know that it can also be effective in cleaning teeth. With the help of aloe vera gel, which can be purchased at any health food store or pharmacy, you can prepare the following mouthwash to clean your teeth: Mix 1 cup water with half a cup baking powder, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon of lemon essential oil and 4 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin. Use the solution as a mouthwash swishing it between the teeth, wait a few minutes and wash it out with water. Repeat several times a week for optimal results.
Sodium bicarbonate powder is a wonder material for cleaning various surfaces around the house, and it can also help clean and prevent tartar in the short and long term. Since baking soda may work too hard and remove some of the enamel as well, it is recommended not to use it as is. Instead, mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with a pinch of salt, moisten a toothbrush, dip it in the mixture and brush your teeth as you always do. Wash your mouth well with water and smile a wide, shiny-white smile.
All those who love the fragrance of fresh orange will be happy to know the next tip, which takes advantage of the usually thrown away part of the fruit. To enjoy oranges in a slightly different way, rub their peel directly on your teeth, white side down, and it will help fight the accumulated bacteria. Wait a few minutes after rubbing and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove the tartar itself.
Sesame seeds are a particularly natural and tasty way to get rid of plaque and prevent reformation. To do this, chew a teaspoon of sesame seeds. Then moisten your toothbrush and brush your teeth with the crushed, ground sesame seeds. This will help remove plaque in a gentle way that will not damage the natural enamel of the teeth but will effectively clean it.
If the taste of the orange is too strong for you, you can mix a few ingredients together to dilute it and create a strong anti-plaque salve. To prepare, simply pick up fruits and vegetables in your home that contain vitamin C, such as oranges, tomatoes, strawberries, etc., and mash them with a fork or in a food processor to make a paste and spread it over your teeth. Leave the paste on your teeth for 5 minutes and rinse it out with water to enjoy the look of clean, polished teeth.
Rosemary essential oil is a natural antiseptic that can help you maintain your oral cavity by fighting harmful bacteria that accumulate in it. Beyond that, this oil its unique scent helps to keep the breath pleasant, giving it another role as a mouthwash. To make this rosemary oil mouthwash, mix 2-3 drops of the oil into 1 tablespoon of water and gargle it in your mouth for a few minutes. Be careful not to swallow the oil and keep it in your mouth only.
Fresh figs contain anti-bacterial ingredients that reduce the risk of tooth infections and gums, which is why they’re a very good and effective snack. To get the most benefit from this sweet fruit, eat 3-4 fresh figs slowly and make sure they touch the entire inner cavity. The very act of chewing itself will start a process of producing saliva, which also contains antibacterial ingredients, and in combination with the anti-inflammatory components of figs themselves, you can keep your teeth clean easily and tastily!
Cloves have been used for a long time as an antiseptic for toothaches in various preparations, and you can use it in your home as well. To make this clove toothpaste, mix water and ground cloves to create a paste. Then apply it to your teeth and leave it for a few minutes before washing it thoroughly with water.