Plaque is not easily visible as it has no color but it is a film layer that forms around the teeth that if it goes untreated can cause inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, tartar and other issues that can influence your general oral health.
The good news is that there are a lot of ways that can prevent and solve this problem should it happen. Other than the expensive over the counter products there are many natural remedies that can whiten your teeth and prevent any issues.
There are many things that nature gives us and they are extremely beneficial for the oral health. They include:
It should not come as a surprise that baking soda is the first one on the list. This powder is very powerful and versatile. It can whiten your teeth but also remove that film layer of plaque. It can neutralize the acids in the oral cavities and with that remove plaque and protect your teeth. According to many studies baking soda is more effective that some other whitening products.
The coconut oil is extremely healthy for the whole body and the oral health as well. With the combination of baking soda, it can give you healthy teeth and gums and prevent many oral issues.
You can combine these two ingredients in one recipe in order to make you own teeth whitening paste and use it anytime you want. This will become your go-to remedy for whiter teeth and healthier gums.
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- A few drops of essential oils of your own choosing.
Take a smaller and convenient bowl and combine all the ingredients and mix them until you get a paste. All you need to do is dip your toothbrush into the paste and brush your teeth like you normally would.
Other useful ingredients you can add to this paste is hydrogen peroxide that can also clean your mouth thoroughly. If you do not like the coconut oil you can also use just baking soda directly on the teeth just remember not to overdo it and repeat the process just once a week.
You can also use coconut oil on its own and that method is called oil pulling. All you have to do is take 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and swish it around your mouth until it reaches all places. The lauric acid in this oil can really help in removing bacteria and thus prevent infections of the teeth and gums.