Plaque is the sticky film on your teeth, and it causes serious health problems. Plaque buildups turn into tartar, and you end up dealing with gingivitis or gum inflammation.
But, you can easily improve your condition and prevent the formation of plaque with the help of several natural remedies.
Coconut oil is one of the greatest products you will ever use. It prevents the development of dental problems, and give you that gorgeous Hollywood smile.
Baking soda is another powerful ingredient. It whitens teeth and eliminates plaque. Use it to eliminate dangerous bacteria, and neutralize the acids in your mouth.
The Journal of Clinical Dentistry released the results of a 2008 study based on 5 clinical studies. It was shown that baking soda is more efficient than commercial products when it comes to eliminating plaque buildups.
Keep in mind that regular use of this remedy causes severe damage to the tooth enamel, so try to use it less frequently.
Use this natural paste to prevent plaque buildups.
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
- A few drops of essential oil (peppermint is a nice option)
Stir the ingredients until well combined. Brush your teeth with your homemade paste twice a day.
We give you a few more natural remedies, but try to use them once or twice a week.
- Combine a teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Brush.
- Use a teaspoon of baking soda and enough hydrogen peroxide to get a paste-like mixture. Brush your teeth, and rinse well.
- Use pure baking soda. Dip your wet toothbrush in the baking soda, and brush your teeth. Rinse well.
If you need to whiten your teeth, use pure coconut oil. Have you ever tried oil pulling?
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acid. Lauric acid makes for 50% of this oil. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. This acid removes plaque and bacteria. This simple technique will keep your breath fresh and whiten your teeth.
According to a recent study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine, oil pulling removes plaque buildups and aids in the treatment of inflamed gums.
The study was based on the findings of 60 subjects aged between 16 and 18. Each of the participants did the technique for a month, and the results were already visible within seven days of application.
Here’s how to do it:
First, buy some high-quality coconut oil. Swish a teaspoon of the oil for 15-20 minutes. Don’t gargle, just swish. Spit out the oil – DO NOT swallow it.
Rinse well, and brush your teeth. Do this every day, and you will notice the first results within a few days.
Try rubbing coconut oil on your teeth with a clean gauze. Enjoy your glamorous Hollywood smile!