As much as it is overlooked, know that oral hygiene is of the utmost importance and something that should be kept taken care of. Nobody likes to talk to someone with bad breath or unruly teeth, right? Especially when you’re standing close to the person and you can’t help but notice that they’re in dire need of a visit to the dentist.
 
Brushing your teeth twice a day thoroughly, flossing regularly and going for those timely dental checkups is simply all that’s required to battle the nasty tooth trolls, tartar and plaque.
 
Plaque is the sticky slimy layer of bacteria that forms around your teeth which if not paid attention to, will transform into tartar, which is even tougher to get rid of. But don’t worry; we’ve got your back.
 
Whether you have plaque or tartar, these brilliant home remedies will take care of all your teeth problems and allow you to smile confidently once again.
Brush with Baking Soda
 

Brush with Baking Soda

While this remedy is not typically suited as a complete substitute to your current toothpaste, you can always use it as additional paste after brushing your teeth, especially if you have tartar build up in your mouth. All you’ll need is 1 tbsp of baking soda, a pinch of salt and a toothbrush.
 
Dip the bristles of your wet toothbrush in this mixture and brush your teeth with it for no more than 2 minutes. Then, gargle with lukewarm water. Practice this thrice a week to tackle your tartar problem.

Aloe Vera and Glycerine scrub
 

Aloe Vera and Glycerine scrub

Mix 1 tsp aloe vera gel or pulp, 4 tsp vegetable glycerine, 2 tbsp baking soda, 6-7 drops of lemon essential oil or lemon juice and half a glass of lukewarm water together into a smooth mixture. Apply this mixture onto your toothbrush and scrub your teeth thoroughly for 2-3 minutes before rinsing your mouth with cold water. Practice this method once a week and you’ll soon see the results.

Orange Peel
 

Orange Peel

The cheapest, easiest way to fight tartar is by rubbing the inside of orange peels on to your teeth for 2-3 minutes. Wait for about 2 minutes and then gargle with cold water. This helps fight the bacteria in your mouth.

Sesame seeds
 

Sesame seeds

Chew on one tbsp of sesame seeds, allowing it to become a thick paste. Once the paste is formed in your mouth, brush your teeth with the paste for about a minute. Post that, spit the paste out and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. The sesame seeds act as a natural scrub and help to polish and clean your teeth.

Eat spicy food
 

Eat spicy food

For some of you out there, this is probably a dream come true; for the others, an absolute nightmare. The reason spicy food works so well is because it triggers the secretion on saliva which is beneficial for cleaning your gums and teeth and can help keep plaque and tartar at bay.