Dental Plaque is a sticky, yellowish soft film of microbes that builds up between your teeth, on gum, and on the tongue. If your teeth are not cleaned properly, multiple layers of Plaque combine with minerals present in saliva and forms a dark yellow or brown calcified layer on your tooth. This is known as tartar.
If you happen to suffer from dental plaque or tartar, your smile can look unattractive and breath may smell foul. But we have an amazing home remedy to solve this problem, once end for all.
Cloves to Remove Dental Plaque and Tartar
Cloves had been used since ages in ancient medicine, as a cure for a toothache and oral ailments. Clove also has an antibacterial property that kills the microbes that form plaque in your mouth. Here’s how to use it:
Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered cloves and a little olive oil. Apply this mixture to your teeth. You can also use your toothbrush and brush your teeth for the 2-3 minute with this mix. At the end, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a day.
Or chewing 1 or 2 cloves on a regularly supports oral health and reduce bad breath. Cloves have the power to kill the bacteria.
In 2014, Indian Society of Periodontology published a paper that notes that an herbal mouth rinse containing clove, tea tree oil, and basil reduced the microbial colony. This makes it a very effective anti-plaque agent.
Another way to get rid of dental plaque and bacteria is regularly cleaning your teeth. Dentists suggest brushing your teeth twice every day – once in the morning before your breakfast and once again in the night, after your dinner.
If you regularly suffer from bad breath caused by bacteria, we suggest you use a good quality antibacterial mouthwash twice a day. Also, rinse your mouth with water after every meal.
Never use any sharp metallic tools to remove plaque or tartar from your teeth. There is a risk of seriously damaging your gums and tooth enamel.