A proper dental care is very important for the overall health. Taking care of the mouth, gums and teeth should be your daily routine in order to prevent dental problems like gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay.
The mouth often manifests what’s going on inside the body and can give us early signs for systemic diseases.
For instance, systemic conditions like AIDS or diabetes often manifest as mouth lesions or other oral problems.
The Academy of General Dentistry reported that over 90% of all systemic diseases become apparent as oral problems.
Tartar is one of the common dental problems that many people have. The tartar which is formed above the gum line is extremely detrimental because its bacteria can manage the gums and lead to gum disease.
This plaque is not only a threat to your dental health, it can also cause additional dental problems that affect the overall health too. Evidence shows that bacteria build-up and mouth inflammation are connected to heart attacks and dementia.
According to a 2009 paper issued by the American Academy of Periodontology and The American Journal of Cardiology, there is a strong connection between gum disease and heart disease.
The paper encourages cardiologists to ask their patients about their dental health.
Periodontists are also encouraged to ask their patients about their heart health and family history of heart disease.
Typically, you can get rid of your tartar in the dentist office where specific tools are used. However, if you want a more natural and cheaper solution check this out:
You will need:
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup hydrogen peroxide
- Warm water
- Antiseptic mouthwash
Take a cup and mix the baking soda and salt. When combined, moisten the toothbrush with lukewarm water and dab it into the dry mixture. Rub the teeth with the toothbrush, spit after a couple of seconds, and repeat. Do this for about five minutes.
Mix the hydrogen peroxide with half a cup of warm water and rinse the mouth with this solution. Spit and do the same, this time with cold water.
At this point, you need to rub the tartar from the teeth using floss. Do it carefully as you don’t want to damage the gums and cause irritations.
Experts recommend interlock two teeth with the floss and move it side to side in order to fully remove the tartar without any damage.
At this point, you should rinse the mouth with the antiseptic mouthwash. Doing it right and adhering to the steps above ensures that you will be left with cleaner teeth and no single trace of tartar.