Plaque be gone!
Our bodies are fascinating places.
Though we learn how to use them very early on in our lives and then pretty much take things for granted until we get injured or old, our bodies are fascinating mechanical and biological feats that have led our race to where it is today. Thanks, evolution!
But that doesn’t mean that our bodies don’t also come with problems. Many of us are born with chronic health issues, others just have plain bad luck throughout their lives, constantly breaking, twisting, or spraining one thing or another. Sometimes, our physical problems are much smaller, but that doesn’t stop us—or other people—from noticing them.
Perhaps the most noticeable thing we notice in each other are our teeth, especially when they are yellow. But as it turns out, the easiest trick to get rid of dental plaque isn’t fancy brands and tedious brushing routines. You can get rid of plaque and tartar by using ingredients in your own house!
Are you sick of shelling out tons of cash on name brand toothpaste and mouthwash that all do the same thing anyway? Take a note from your ancestors and use the all-natural alternative to whiten teeth and keep healthy gums while fighting bacteria and freshening breath at the same time!
Do you care what other people think about your looks and appearance? Do you find yourself criticizing the physicality of other people, or being aware of their small flaws and strange features? Or maybe you just want to be the best, cleanest, healthiest person you can be.
That being said, few things are more noticeable in our immediate appearance and first interaction with other people than our teeth. Our entire face is often a doorway into our lives and lifestyle, and above all other physical attributes, we use our faces to present ourselves to the world, and we make entire character judgements of other people solely based on their face. Are they kind or sinister? Do they have good hygiene or do they not take good care of themselves?
Often, this comes down to the teeth alone. While some cultures, like ours in the United States, prize clean, white, straight teeth and many families spend thousands of dollars to make sure their children have the best teeth possible, this dental obsession is not a shared phenomenon around the world. But try as you might to have straight, even teeth, they might still look yellow. Even after dental cleanings, special toothpastes and mouthwashes, peroxide, flossing, and specific diets, plaque and tartar buildup will still happen… and people will notice, even if you’re the one who notices the most.
But fear not! Forget fancy, overpriced brands and go back to the basics. Like older generations and old housewives have known for years, the recipe for getting rid of plaque comes from ingredients you already have in your home!
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Forget about trying every new mouthwash on the market and forget about pricey, name-brand products that care more about how they look on the outside than what they get done on the inside. When it comes to whitening your teeth, there is only one thing we really care about: results!
Killing plaque is much easier than it seems, and you can make your own plaque-killing formula in minutes. But first, let’s understand just what plaque is.
Before we make any promises about getting rid of your plaque, there’s one important thing to understand: even if you can’t see it, you have plaque.
Dental plaque begins as a microscopic biofilm, a growing mass of bacteria that sticks to your teeth and gums and slowly gathers pigmentation (like yellow or brown tartar) from the foods you eat. Most commonly, plaque is found along your gum line or in between your teeth. Of course, it can also grow right on the front of your teeth, or even on the backs of your teeth where you’re not as aware of it. Plaque can also grow on prosthetics in your mouth like braces, bridges, and even dentures!
Allowing plaque to settle and grow can be extremely dangerous for your teeth and gums. As it breaks down the sugars you eat, it produces acid that severely decays your teeth and can lead to diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis.