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    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 at home. Studies carried out 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, as you can 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 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:

    • Approximately 30g walnuts
    • Water

    How to prepare:

    Put the walnut husks into a saucepan. Add water, then cook the mixture for about 15 minutes on the hob. Allow it to cool for a few minutes, soak your toothbrush in the mixture and thoroughly 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:

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

    How to prepare:

    To make your plaque-busting mix, add all the ingredients to a saucepan and cook on the hob (on gentle heat) for about 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 it is potent! As a result, we recommend only using it once a week.

    You will need:

    • Apple cider vinegar

    How to prepare:

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

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