Tartar deposits not only look ugly, but can cause serious problems. Taking appropriate care of your mouth health, including gums and teeth should be your priority, because proper oral hygiene helps prevent unpleasant breath, tooth decay and gum diseases. Proper oral hygiene protects the teeth in your later years.

Tartar is a hard plaque on the teeth, which generated over time. The plaque affected by saliva minerals affects the teeth and produces tartar. This phenomenon is accelerated especially if you consume soft, sticky and mushy foods, rich in carbohydrates (sweets, white bread, baked goods, sugary fruits).

The American Association of Dentists recommends following these steps regarding proper teeth and gum care:

Brush the teeth two times a day

Use appropriate toothpaste and toothbrush with soft bristles.

Use an appropriate technique – Hold the brush at an angle moving it towards the place where the teeth meet the gum lines.

Carefully maintain your brushing equipment. Take appropriate care of the brush and don’t cover it with anything since this may promote bacteria growth.

Regularly replace your toothbrush – do this every 2-3 months

Recipes for efficient elimination of tartar

1. Recipe

You’ll need: mint oil, lemon, anise and water.

Mix a couple of drops from all ingredients in water and rinse your teeth with them a couple of times a day.

2. Recipe

You’ll need: a cup of fresh mint, half a cup of rosemary and two cups of water.

Boil the water and add the rosemary and mint. Let the mixture stay for about fifteen minutes and then drain it. When the mixture is completely cooled down rinse your mouth with it.

3. Recipe

You’ll need: 7 tbsp of coconut oil, tea tree or clove oil, 7 tbsp of baking soda and a tablespoon of stevia.

Mix all ingredients to create a thick paste. Use it instead of your regular toothpaste.

4. Recipe

You’ll need: coconut oil
Regularly rinse your mouth with coconut oil to improve and maintain normal dental health.