Removing Tartar without a Dentist

by Michael Abdoney - 03/25/2021 -Teeth

Smiling is a part of life, with many pictures showing bright eyes and wide smiles. Being said, there are times where our teeth aren’t as bright as our eyes, and over time a hard abrasive substance can form over our pearly whites. Plaque that has hardened to tartar.

While nothing can replace yearly dental checkups, it’s not unusual to attempt to remove the unsightly and unhealthy build-up. Tackling it at home is easier said than done though, as tartar loves teeth and will hold on for dear life. Thankfully, below are some tips on how to remove the invasion, freshen your breath, and keep your teeth shining so bright your neighbors will need shades.

The Brush

Brushing daily is a must, but using an effective brush makes a world of difference. Daily use with your old toothbrush leads to a build-up of old toothpaste and bacteria residue on the bristles. Instead of going for the same old brand, look into acquiring a charcoal toothbrush when replacing your old one. Charcoal, carrying negatively charged ions, aids in the release and removal of plaque and tartar, in addition to whitening your teeth.

Paste or Powder

Putting powder instead of toothpaste in your mouth seems strange, but there are some benefits to the practice. Fluoride is harsh on our teeth, while dental cleansing powder remineralizes your teeth and balances out beneficial bacteria in addition to cleaning. With many types of tooth powder, it’s wise to stick to a clay-based formula.

When looking for a powder, search for a Bentonite Clay-based one. On top of fighting stains with its abrasive material, its astringent properties help remove tartar, while the clay replaces toxins with minerals. Using the powder three times a day counters gingivitis as well, another benefit to replacing unwanted germs in your mouth with minerals while keeping friendly bacteria healthy.

Adding, a strong tooth powder to your routine can keep your teeth strong, and reduce or prevent sensitive teeth, all without introducing Fluoride into your body unnecessarily by supporting a strong dental biome.

Tee Tree Swish

With a freshly scrubbed and clean mouth, it’s time to look at what you are rinsing with. Natural Mouthwashes freshen breath and clean your mouth, but one essential oil can add an extra boost to its power. Tea Tree Oil.

Recent research has shown promise in Tea Tree Oil’s therapeutic uses, and placing a small amount to your mouthwash and rinsing kills off bacteria and fights infections, even gingivitis. Along with reducing inflammation of the gums, tee tree oil also gives your mouth an extra defense from future tartar build-up.

In terms of breath freshening, tea tree oils’ properties target the very bacteria that lead to halitosis in the first place. By tackling plaque, you also address those pesky bacteria that make your morning breath the way it is.

Zinc Supplementation

Eating and drinking does much more than stain and dirties our smile too, it can actually help us clean it if we eat smart. Zinc, a trace element found in beef and oysters, is a strong supporter of dental health. Some minerals, like zinc, aid remineralization of your teeth, which both prevents cavities and fights decay!

Replacing a routine is hard, but the results are often worth it. Switching our toothbrushes to ones with charcoal, using powder instead of paste, swishing tea tree oil in our mouths almost seems counterintuitive at this point, yet the results are more than worth it.

Integrating these practices into your daily routine helps not only clean up your teeth but keep them clean too! Fighting off bad bacteria and keeping your teeth plaque-free keeps your breath fresh, and your smile bright.