That yellowish color comes from plaque, a bacteria – based filmic substance. Plaque accumulates above and below your gum line on your teeth. You might find it unsightly, but what’s more, if it’s not removed it can damage your teeth and gums.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day is the easiest way to remove plaque. You should use a soft toothbrush that you replace when the bristles start to fray at least every three to four months. You might also consider using an electric toothbrush, which may be more effective than a traditional toothbrush in removing plaque.
Floss to loosen any bits of food before you brush so you can brush them away. Take about 18 inches of floss to floss your teeth, wrap one end around each of your middle fingers. Hold the floss between thumbs and forefingers, push the floss gently between two teeth.
Move the floss on one tooth’s side into a “C” shape. Gently rub the floss up and down, pressing it against your tooth. Be careful that the floss does not jerk or snap. Repeat this process for all your teeth, and also take care of flossing behind your back teeth.
Plaque buildup can have severe health effects. The plaque bacteria create acid by feeding the foods you eat on the sugars that can damage your teeth and cause cavities. The bacteria also make toxins that can aggravate your gums, leading to gum disease (parodontal disease).When plaque on the teeth combines to form a hard deposit with the minerals in your saliva, it is called tartar.
Calculus is another name for tartar. Tartar can form as well above and below the gum line as plaque. Tartar forms a breeding ground in which plaque bacteria thrive, allowing for rapid multiplication of plaque bacteria. Sticking to good dental habits is the best way to prevent plaque forming. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes (ideally once in the morning and once before going to bed), and floss at least once a day.
Going to the dentist is anything but fun, however, we all have to do it eventually. But even though you can’t avoid it forever, you can at least lessen the number of visits you pay to your dentist. When it comes to whitening your teeth and removing plaque buildup, we offer a DIY treatment that will surely help you.
Things you need:
- Dental pick
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Antiseptic mouth wash
#First Mix. half tablespoon of salt, and one tablespoon of baking soda in a container. Wet your toothbrush with water and dip it into the mix. Brush your teeth for a about five minutes and spit it out.
#Second Mix. hot water and hydrogen peroxide. Swish it around in your mouth, spit it out, and rinse with cold water.
#Third. Remove your yellow tartar from your teeth with a dental pick. Make sure you dont scrape too hard as you may damage your gums.
#Four. Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
Regular dental appointments are also critical in your teeth to prevent additional plaque and tartar build-up. Your dentist will scrape your teeth and clean them to free them from plaque and tartar. They may also be treated with fluoride, which may prevent and slow the growth of plaque bacteria and tartar build-up on your teeth. This helps to prevent decay of the tooth.
Research suggests that chewing gum between meals sweetened with sorbitol or xylitol may prevent the buildup of plaque. Avoid chewing gum with sugar, which promotes the growth of bacteria on the teeth. On the other hand, eating a healthy diet low in added sugars can limit the growth of bacteria on your teeth. Make sure you eat lots of fresh, whole grains and lean proteins.
Mouthwash or tool such as dental pick, interdental brush, or dental stick may be useful in preventing meal – to – meal bacteria from building up.
Tobacco smoking and chewing also fosters the growth of bacteria on teeth. Stop using tobacco products, and if you have never tried them, don’t start.
Additional oral hygiene tips:
Try to use a soft and clean toothbrush and brush the teeth regularly with vertical movements. Always pay attention to the space between the gums and teeth.
Try rubbing the teeth with an orange peel before going to sleep. This will remove the bacteria in your mouth that stick between your teeth. Don’t rinse !
Floss regularly – it is most important!
Eating spicy food stimulates and helps the production of saliva which cleanses the mouth naturally.