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IN Health & Fitness ON 15 Nov, 2015
Consumption of food and beverages rich in sugar leads to the building-up of mass of bacteria or biofilm on the tooth surface, which is called dental plaque. The appearance of gum diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis and cavities can be attributed to it as well.
The mouth is considered to be the dirtiest organ of the body as it is full with bacteria. When these bacteria come in contact with the remnants of food, they form dental plaque. The tooth protection layer is damaged leading to cavities because of this acidic dental plaque. Its vital to remove dental plaque as it can lead to irritation of gums causing tooth loss, gingivitis and periodontitis.
Taking care of oral hygiene everyday is very important in this regard. Brush your teeth twice a day, i.e. once in the morning after waking up and once in the night before going to bed. Avoid carbonated drinks and sweets. Make sure to clean the area which can't be reached with brush by using a dental floss. Visit dental clinic once a year and the dentist regularly in order to maintain proper oral health.
The above mentioned were some of the regular methods for removing dental plaque. Apart from these, you can also try some natural methods:
You need water and 30 grams of powdered walnut shell. Mix them in a small bowl and bring the mixture to boil for 15 minutes. Till it cools, keep it at room temperature. Then, brush your teeth with it about twice or thrice in a day. Scrub off the dental plaque only by using the powdered walnut shell and the tooth layer won't be damaged.
You need 4 teaspoons of sunflower seeds, 4 teaspoons of lime flower and 1 liter water. Mix all the ingredients in a big dish. Wait for half an hour after covering it. Use this mixture to brush the teeth after each meal. See to it that you don't cook the mixture.
Gargle one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and spit. Brush your teeth with a soft brush and then, use water to rinse your mouth. Use this mixture only once a week else, your teeth cover may be damaged.
You need 3 tablespoons of mountain wormwood leaves and 4 dl fermented wine. Mix them in a large bowl. Then, cover it and wait for a few hours. After that, strain the mixture and brush your teeth with it. The results of this unusual method are quite effective.
Every household has baking soda. Put baking soda on your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth gently. This is probably the easiest of all the methods out there.