Without proper dental hygiene your body will not be able to keep the bacteria in your mouth at a healthy level. While doctors recommend a professional cleaning from your dentist every six months, there are a few natural remedies you can do at home to help reduce buildup on your own.
Apply Cider Vinegar
Soak your toothbrush in apple cider vinegar and then brush your teeth as usual. Rinse your mouth well. Aim to do this once or twice per week as the apple cider vinegar can damage your teeth if it’s left on too long or used too often.
Brush with Baking Soda
Swap your regular toothpaste for a little baking soda and a pinch of salt to remove tartar build up on your teeth. Make a mouthwash from baking soda by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of water, 10 drops of lemon oil, 4 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel. Mix well and use once or twice a day.
Nosh on some fruits:
Grab a few of your favorite red fruits (strawberries and tomatoes to be exact) and rub them on your teeth. Let the juice stand on your teeth for five minutes to soften the buildup. Rinse your mouth with baking soda and warm water for a brighter smile. Other foods that work well include bell peppers, berries, lemons and oranges, according to Positive Med.