Here Is How You Can Remove Tartar At Home Without Visiting the Dentist

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 16th January 2018

Normally, the dentist removes the stubborn tartar that clings to your teeth, which you can't shift with your regular tooth brushing. However, if you discover tartar between your regular visits, you don't have to wait. Instead, you can tackle it yourself with a range of household products.


What is Tartar?

Even if you take great care of your teeth at home, you still have bacteria in your mouth. They mix with proteins and food byproducts to form a sticky film called dental plaque. This gunk coats your teeth, gets under your gum line, and sticks to fillings or other dental work. Plaque carries bacteria that can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities. But if you remove plaque regularly, you can prevent permanent tooth decay and gum disease.

Bigger problems arise, however, if plaque stays on your teeth and hardens into tartar.

Tartar, also called calculus, forms below and above the gum line. It is rough and porous and can lead to receding gums and gum disease.


Simple negligence can cause tartar to build up on your teeth in a matter of a few months.

Hence, it is important to know how to remove tartar from the teeth to keep away its symptoms and also to prevent other oral diseases.

Baking Powder Method

Mix some baking powder, which among other things, contains sodium bicarbonate, with a little water and use it to clean your teeth. Not only will this brighten your teeth, but it will also tackle your tartar.

Toothpick Method


1 toothbrush

½ tsp salt

½ cup warm water

1 cup hydrogen peroxide

1 toothpick

baking soda

antiseptic mouthwash


Mix the salt and baking soda with some little water. Then clean your teeth thoroughly with this before spitting out the rest. Next, mix some water with the hydrogen peroxide and then mix your mouth. Finally, rinse your mouth with some water.


Fruit Method

You need to press a lemon rind or half a strawberry against the tartar on your teeth for 10 minutes. That will be dissolved by the acid in the fruit and can then be removed with a toothbrush.

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