tartar on teethTartar is a dental plaque that forms on the teeth. It can only be removed by a dentist, but there are some natural remedies to help remove it and prevent tartar from forming in the future. Tartar is formed due to calcium deposits and substances left behind after saliva washes away food particles. Brushing your teeth regularly with toothpaste containing fluoride will help keep tartars at bay; however, if you have already developed tartars, then you may want to consult your dentist for further advice.

If brushing alone does not seem like enough of an answer, try these 11 home remedies:

Flossing daily or using interdental brushes

If you have braces or other devices that go between your teeth, flossing daily is extremely important. Interdental brushes are also a great option to help remove food particles from the spaces in-between.

Dentist prescribed mouthwash or rinse

Many dentists will prescribe a mouthwash or rinse that helps to remove plaque and bacteria.

This can be helpful if you feel like your teeth are constantly dirty, even after brushing them thoroughly with toothpaste. It’s important not to use these too often though because they may contain alcohol which is bad for the gums and enamel on our teeth.

Gargling with saltwater

The natural antiseptic properties of saltwater can help to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and kill plaque.

Eating crunchy foods, such as vegetables and fruits to scrub the teeth clean

Eating crunchy foods, such as vegetables and fruits to scrub the teeth clean. This helps removes tartar by helping dislodge it from your teeth.

Lemon juice.

The citric acid in lemon is a natural bleaching agent that can help remove dark deposits on your teeth and prevent tartar from forming

Baking soda/salt mixture.

Dip brush into baking powder or salt (or both) before brushing for about 30 seconds. This will help loosen up plaque buildup on tooth surfaces while also freshening breath by removing bacteria present within plaque buildups

Hydrogen peroxide

Mix ½ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of white vinegar for powerful cleaning power which helps fight bad breath too! Swish it around in your mouth and spit it out. Repeat this twice a day for best results

Oil pulling

Swish oil around the teeth like you would with mouthwash, but don’t swallow! This helps remove bacteria from the mouth and prevents tartar buildup while also whitening teeth

Use toothpicks

Use toothpicks to help scrape off plaque instead of just brushing it aside during regular brushing. Make sure not to use sharp or hard objects that could scratch enamel on your teeth though because they may cause more harm than good

Chewing sugarless gum

Chewing sugarless gum can stimulate saliva production which will wash away excess food particles that lead to tartar formation as well as prevent cavities by lowering oral bacteria levels; however, if you’re looking for a more natural option, try chewing on parsley or celery sticks

Green tea

The antioxidants in green tea have been shown to help prevent plaque buildup and cavities by inhibiting bacteria growth within the mouth. Make sure to drink it without any sugar though because this can lead to tooth decay! Drink ½ cup of brewed green tea twice a day for best results

The paste made from soaked figs

The paste made from soaked figs that are mashed up into a paste before being applied topically over teeth with cotton balls/paper towels. This helps to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.

How Does Tartar Affect Teeth and Gums?

Tartar not only affects the appearance of teeth (i.e., yellowish tartar build-up on a white tooth), but it can also affect gum health and lead to gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial plaque that often leads to periodontal disease if left untreated.

Tips to Help Control Tartar

-Brush your teeth twice a day

-Use toothpicks and dental floss to help remove plaque from in between the spaces on your teeth that are hard to reach with regular brushing. Make sure not to use sharp or hard objects, which can scratch enamel on your teeth and cause more harm than good!

-Eat crunchy foods such as vegetables and fruits while chewing gum periodically throughout the day for 30 minutes at least three times per week. This will scrub off any tartar buildup from food particles left behind in the mouth before they have time to turn into tartars themselves

-Drink green tea without sugar two times daily; this will inhibit bacteria growth within mouth by giving it an acidic environment where it cannot grow

-Brush teeth with baking soda/salt mixture for 30 seconds. This will help loosen up plaque buildups on the tooth surfaces and freshen breath by removing bacteria within the plaque buildup, which can cause bad breath! Rinse mouth thoroughly afterward

-Oil pulling: Swish oil around in your mouth like you would a mouthwash, but don’t swallow it! The process of swishing activates enzymes that fight off gum disease while also whitening tartar from the surface of one’s teeth without scrubbing or irritating them at all

-Use dental floss daily to brush between spaces where regular brushing cannot reach. Make sure not to use hard objects such as nail files or metal picks, because they may scratch en amel on your teeth and cause more harm than good

-Use toothpicks to help scrape off plaque instead of brushing it aside during regular brushing. Make sure not to use sharp or hard objects that could scratch enamel on one’s teeth because they may cause more harm than good!