How To Get Rid Of Plaque And Whiten Your Teeth Without Expensive Treatments

The colorless, sticky layer of bacteria which builds up on your teeth, is also known as plaque. If you don’t treat it properly it can continue to accumulate and develop into tartar. Therefore it can lead to gingivitis or inflammation of the gum tissue.

Luckily, there are many effective remedies which can prevent these problems in a completely natural and safe way.

This is one of the most popular and potent natural remedies for the plaque.

The coconut oil is a very beneficial natural oil that provides endless health benefits, such as maintain oral health. Its powerful properties can help you prevent dental problems and keep your teeth white and healthy.

Another very effective ingredient for whitening your teeth and eliminating plaque is baking soda. It is able to reduce a number of harmful bacteria since it neutralizes the acids in the oral cavity.

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry which analyzed 5 clinical studies, found that baking soda paste or powder is a lot more effective in removing plaque rather than all of the other non-baking soda products.

However, keep in mind that using it excessively might harm your enamel, so it is best to use it in moderate amounts.

This natural paste recipe will prevent plaque formation:

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin (unrefined) coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oil (for example, peppermint oil) *optional
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, until you get a smooth paste. If you prefer, you can add a few drops of some essential oil.

Dip your toothbrush into the paste and brush your teeth twice a day, as you would usually do.

The following natural recipes are also highly effective in removing plaque if used once or twice a week:
  • Mix a teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and gently brush the teeth with the paste.
  • Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with some hydrogen peroxide to make a paste, and brush the teeth and gums. Then, spit it out and rinse the mouth well.
  • You can simply put a bit of baking soda on the wet toothbrush, and brush the teeth. Then, rinse the mouth with lukewarm water.
  • Experience has shown that when it comes to teeth whitening, coconut oil is the most effective natural ingredient for the cause, especially if you use it in a process known as oral pulling.
This oil is a rich source of medium chain fatty acids, 50% of which are lauric acid. Lauric acid contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which remove plaque and bacteria in the mouth. And in addition, it keeps your breath fresh and whitens your teeth.

According to a study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine in April 2015, which observed 60 subjects between the ages 16 and 18 who used oil pulling as part of their oral hygiene over a period of one month. The levels of plaque and gum diseases had significantly lowered after 7 days of oil pulling.

This is how to conduct this method:
Swish a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes, but keep in mind to cover all the areas of the oral cavity. Do not rinse it, instead spit it out to eliminate the bacteria it has absorbed from the gums and teeth.

Rinse with lukewarm water, and brush your teeth. Repeat this on a daily basis, and in just a few days, you will start noticing that your teeth gradually whiten.

You can also add some coconut oil to a toothbrush or a clean cloth, and rub gently. And in no time everyone will start noticing your beautiful white teeth!