When you get your teeth cleaned by a dentist, it looks sparkly clean. Today, we will teach you how to clean your teeth like a hygienist.
The feeling of freshness that you have after coming from a dentist does not last for a long time. It is not easy to go to a dentist every few days and pay a hefty amount to get your teeth clean.
Worry not! You can get your teeth clean and white at home. Want to hear the best part? The kit that you need to deep clean your teeth is available at drugstores easily.
Why is Deep Cleaning Important?
Deep cleaning is very important for your dental hygiene and health. Over time, bacteria grow over your teeth, and so does plaque. It is essential to remove it to keep the teeth white and bacteria-free.
Even if you brush your teeth regularly, you cannot deep clean your teeth because your toothbrush is unable to reach certain places in your mouth.
Experts from the American Dental Association say that deep cleaning after a few months is good for your health. It is suggested that you get your teeth deep cleaned by a dental professional two times in a year.
Other than that, you can deep clean on your own whenever you feel like your teeth are too yellow or unclean.
What do you need?
You can find a kit at your local drug store, which will contain all the dental things you need for cleaning your teeth. If you cannot find this kit, just buy the following things separately.
- Electric or Manual Toothbrush
- Disclosing Solution
- Dental Pick
- Dental Scaler
- Tartar Scraper
How to Clean Your Teeth Like a Dentist at Home?
Cleaning your teeth involves doing certain things, such as flossing, brushing properly, and removing the tartar. We will guide you on how to do these things.
Tartar is referred to as ‘dental calculus’ and is the reason for yellow discoloration on your teeth. It covers the plaque that has formed, and it is very hard to remove.
When you brush your teeth, it does not remove tartar as it is bound very tightly to the enamel. To remove tartar, you need a tartar scraper.
You can also buy tartar control toothpaste, which controls the growth of tartar but if you already have tartar, then the toothpaste will not work.
There are a few homemade remedies that you can use for removing tartar too.
Baking Soda-Hydrogen Peroxide Remedy
This remedy is quite effective in removing tartar as baking soda is rich in cleaning qualities. It also aids in removing bad odors from your teeth.
Baking soda is anti-bacterial in nature, so it removes any bacteria from your teeth that might be degrading or damaging them.
Put a teaspoon of salt in a cup of baking soda. Put this mixture on your toothbrush and brush your teeth for 3 to 5 minutes.
Rinse your mouth using a solution of a cup of hydrogen peroxide and ½ cup of water. Rinse for 60 seconds. If you see any excess tartar, remove it using a dental pick.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is also useful for keeping your teeth clean. Soak your toothbrush in ACV for 10 minutes and brush your teeth using this toothbrush.
Do not leave the ACV on your teeth as it can lead to damage. Rinse using an antiseptic mouthwash to clean the remains of apple cider vinegar properly.
Flossing your Teeth
Every dental health expert will tell you that flossing is extremely important for you. It helps in scraping away the debris on your tooth and taking out any food particles that you cannot remove with a toothbrush.
Flossing also helps in preventing gum disease and the build-up of bacteria. Moreover, it gives you fresh breath.
If your teeth are too close to each other, you can use unwaxed floss as it is much thinner and can reach in small crevices. However, it can break it easily.
On the other hand, waxed floss does not break so easily, but it is thicker than unwaxed floss, so it cannot reach between closely-placed teeth.
Oil Pulling is done using olive oil or coconut oil. By doing so, you can reduce the likelihood of tooth decay and plaque build-up.
Take a tablespoon of any coconut oil or olive oil and swish it in your mouth for up to 20 minutes. Use it for longer than an average mouthwash.
Experts say that coconut oil is beneficial for your teeth because it is rich in fatty acids. Lauric acid, a component of coconut oil, prevents inflammation as it antimicrobial in nature.
Tips for Cleaning
There are things that you can do on a daily basis to keep your teeth from bacteria or plaque build-up. If you take good care of your teeth, you can stay safe from many diseases and foul smell.
This hack is the best for winters when you can easily find oranges. Rub orange peel on your teeth for a few minutes. This helps in preventing tartar and bacteria from building on your teeth.
If there are stained areas on your teeth, mash orange peel and apply it on your teeth. Let it stay on for some time and then rinse it. You will notice your teeth getting whiter over time.
Fruits and Veggies
Your diet also determines the health of your teeth and nerves. Eat more fresh greens and citrus fruits to keep your teeth and healthy and your mouth clean. Carrots, apples and celery keep your teeth strong.
It has been seen in many studies that electric toothbrushes can remove build-up much better than a manual toothbrush.
Now that you know how to clean your teeth like a hygienist, you should do it every few months to ensure that your teeth remain strong and white.