3 Secret Techniques to Remove Plaque from Your Teeth At Home

Woman in a dentist chair making an angry face.

Excess plaque is one of the most common dental problems, affecting thousands of people across the UK, here are three great tips to reduce and remove plaque from your teeth at home. Studies in the 1990s revealed that 7 in 10 adults had plaque on their teeth. In the vast majority of cases, it’s not a severe condition. Still, if left untreated for an extended period, it can result in bad breath, discolouration of the teeth and even gum disease.

if you’re slightly dentist-phobic, you may want to try one of these excellent DIY treatments at home

You’ll likely be familiar with the term ‘gum disease, but perhaps not quite so familiar with the effects of the condition. If you don’t address the problem, you could find yourself experiencing a wide variety of dental issues, including painful, inflamed gums, smelly breath, pus coming from the gum and, in severe cases, you may even lose the affected tooth.

Getting rid of plaque At Home Is Easy.

It’s pretty easy to see if you’ve got plaque; you’ll be able to scrape it away from your tooth using your fingernail or a specialist dental scraper. However, as any dentist will tell you, a simple scrape is not good enough, especially with those hard-to-reach back teeth!

Conventional advice dictates that a visit to the dentist is what you need to address the problem successfully. However, you may be able to treat the condition yourself at home, using one of three ‘secret’ plaque-removal methods, which helps save time and money in the long run.

Secret Natural Methods of Getting Rid of Plaque

Of course, if you’re more comfortable going to the dentist, that is the course of action you should take. However, if, like many others, you’re slightly dentist-phobic, you may want to try one of these excellent DIY treatments at home. Best of all, they only include natural ingredients, making them entirely safe for use.

Treatment 1: Walnuts

Walnuts not only taste great, but they’re also perfect for your teeth. Even when eaten, they offer great benefits, as they’re rich in folic acid, iron, thiamine, vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, zinc and magnesium.

However, this treatment doesn’t require you to eat them but to wash your teeth with them! Here’s how to do it.

You will need the following:

  • Approximately 30g walnuts
  • Water

How to prepare:

Put the walnut husks into a saucepan. Add water, then cook the mixture for about 15 minutes or so on the hob. Allow it to cool for a few minutes, soak your toothbrush in the mix and clean your teeth for five minutes. The result? Your plaque will be significantly reduced.

Treatment 2: Sunflower Seeds and Linden Flower

Sunflower seeds and linden flowers are excellent for your teeth. Here’s how you use them.

You will need the following:

  • Four tablespoons of sunflower seeds
  • Four tablespoons of linden flower
  • 1 litre of water

How to prepare:

To make your plaque-busting mix, add all the ingredients into a saucepan, and cook on the hob (on gentle heat) for around 30 minutes. Then wash your teeth in the mixture, preferably after eating.

Treatment 3: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for removing plaque but be warned. It is potent! As a result, we recommend only using it once a week.

You will need the following:

    • Apple cider vinegar

How to prepare:

This one requires no preparation. First, soak your toothbrush in the vinegar, then brush your teeth as usual. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly; to ensure that no vinegar remains on your teeth, as it can damage your enamel.

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