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No Chemicals: How to Remove Plaque the Natural Way

Having plaque on your teeth can not only be unsightly, but it can be unhealthy. Although many anti-plaque products exist on the commercial market, many of them are laden with nasty chemicals. 

Do you want an all-natural alternative to fluoride rinses and lab-made toothpastes and mouthwashes? You’re in luck! 

There are several ways to get rid of plaque or prevent it from forming without having to rely on man-made chemicals.

What is plaque?
Plaque is an invisible substance that gathers onto the teeth when we eat or drink. It is comprised of food debris, bacteria and bacterial waste, and most of it can be removed with regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing the teeth every day.
Removing Plaque the Natural Way 

Dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning can help with removing the plaque that normal brushing and flossing can’t reach.

What is tartar?
Tartar is what can happen when plaque goes untreated. Tartar is a hard, mineral build-up that is not removable except at a dentist’s office using specialized instruments. For this reason, it’s imperative to take care of plaque before it turns into a tartar problem.

When plaque builds up, it can cause bacterial infections in the mouth that often require antibiotic treatment. 

When it is left unchecked and becomes tartar, it may cause the gums to recede, leading to bone loss and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis that require advanced treatments in a dentist’s office.

Home remedies The good news is, plaque problems can be nipped in the bud by using one or more of the following simple (and best of all, natural) techniques.

Baking soda and salt
Time-tested and even recommended by dentists, using a baking soda and salt mixture in your daily brushing can help eliminate plaque without resorting to harsh abrasives.

Apples 
Noshing on an apple or a few slices of melon after a meal can help to eliminate plaque in a natural (and delicious) way.It cleans your teeth naturally by removing food leftovers on your teeth and keeps the gums healthy.

Oral hygiene doesn’t have to be foul-tasting, and can, in fact, be just like dessert when you use this method!

Orange peel method
Rub the inside (white part) of an orange peel on the surface of your teeth for about two minutes before brushing your teeth.

The orange peel contains vitamin C which helps to prevent plaque build-up and helps whiten the teeth. Polishing your teeth with an orange peel is a plaque-fighting remedy that smells really good too!

Aloe vera
Similar to its use on skin, aloe vera is used to cleanse and soothe teeth and gums. A small study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology evaluated aloe vera for clinical parameters such as plaque and gingival index. 

The results showed improvement in plaque and periodontal conditions. The healing and preventative powers of aloe vera gel can also be used for maintaining a clean mouth.

Sprinkle some aloe vera gel on your toothbrush and brush your teeth for a few minutes to keep tartar under control. - Online Sources 

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