When we drink and eat food, sticky films of bacteria are formed on our teeth which is called dental plaque. This bacteria is harmful to our teeth as it damages the enamel of teeth. Dental plaque results in a foul smell, bleeding gums, and other dental hygiene problems.
Home Remedies to Remove Dental Plaque:
There are two effective home remedies to remove dental plaque naturally at home without causing any damage to our teeth.
1. Oil Pulling Method:
This is a simple and effective method for removing dental plaque. Take one tablespoon of any oil, put it into your mouth, and gargle for 10 minutes. Repeat this remedy on an empty stomach in the morning before brushing your teeth. All dental plaque will be removed if you repeat this method two times a week.
The best oil to use for oil pulling is coconut oil as it is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial so this helps in killing the bad bacteria in the mouth.
You can use other oils like sesame seeds or sunflower oil for oil pulling.
2. Cloves for Removing Dental Plaque:
There are many dental health benefits of cloves. They are very helpful in reducing the inflammation of gums, giving immunity to teeth, and fighting bad bacteria in the mouth. Cloves can be used for removing dental plaque. Take one pinch of clove powder and two pinches of fenugreek seed powder. Mix the ingredients well. Take a wet toothbrush, tap it in the powder and brush your teeth.
This remedy will not only remove dental plaque but also gives freshness to your mouth. Repeat this procedure thrice a week for effective results.
You can use any of these methods for removing dental plaque naturally at home and maintaining your oral hygiene.