12 Natural Ways To Remove Plaque From Your Teeth, No Dental Visit Required!

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Plaque on your teeth is not only ugly, but it is also very unhealthy. You can find dozens of plaque-removing products in your local drugstore, but they are often loaded with nasty chemicals that are even worse than the plaque!

Are you interested in a completely natural alternative to those lab-created toothpastes, mouthwashes, and fluoride rinses? We have good news for you! There are several methods to remove plaque and not one of them involves a trip to the dentist!

Plaque is an invisible substance that collects on our teeth every single time we eat or drink. Most of it can be removed with nothing more than good hygiene, but there are places where even your toothbrush and floss can’t reach.

When plaque goes untreated, it eventually hardens into tartar. This is a very hard mineral that can’t be removed any other way than those awful picks they use at the dentist’s office. This is why it is best to simply deal with plaque before it turns into a tartar problem.

Plaque, as it builds up and while it is turning into tartar, causes an overload of bacteria, which then travels from the mouth throughout the body.

Stop plaque by using one or more of the following 12 completely natural techniques.


1. Use Hydrogen Peroxide

Using hydrogen peroxide as a rinse will help to not only remove plaque but also to loosen up and soften tartar. Mix 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of a natural antiseptic mouthwash and rinse your mouth with this solution for at least one full minute. This will help to loosen up both tartar and plaque. Spit out the solution and then brush your teeth as you normally would. You will really feel the oxygen working to loosen tartar, debris, and plaque.

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2. Baking Soda and Salt

This age-old remedy is even recommended by dentists! By using a mixture of salt and baking soda in your daily oral hygiene routine, you can avoid those harsh, abrasive compounds that are sold over the counter. Mix ½ a teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl. Dip your wet toothbrush into this mixture and then brush your teeth as you normally would. Spit occasionally and then re-dip your toothbrush. Continue brushing for 3 minutes to remove all the plaque you possibly can.


3. Try Some Spicy Food

For removing tartar when you can’t brush, try ordering something spicy off the menu! Spicy foods stimulate the production of saliva, which helps to wash away the plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Drink lots of water when you are done eating to try to wash off as many food particles, and as much plaque, as you can.


4. Don’t Forget the Apple

That old saying should probably be “An apple a day keeps the dentist away.” Eating an apple after a meal removes plaque from teeth in a delicious and healthy way. Apples also help to keep your gums healthy. Apples have plenty of other benefits as well, but as far as your teeth are concerned, this is one tasty way to stop plaque dead in its tracks. Any variety of apple will do, so pick your favorite kind! Just be sure it is organic.


5. Figs

For strengthening the gums and cleaning the teeth, you can’t beat figs. Eating three figs at a time can clean the plaque off your teeth and stimulate the salivary glands at the same time. Your own saliva cleanses the teeth by removing food particles and plaque.


6. Orange Peels

This is an old home remedy that will not only remove plaque, but also help to whiten the teeth at the same time. Peel an orange and rub the inside part (the white portion, not the orange part) on the surface of your teeth. Do this for a minute or two, and then brush your teeth as you normally would. Orange peels are also loaded with vitamin C, which improves your oral and gum health.

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7. Aloe Vera Gel

In the same way that aloe vera calms the skin and helps it to heal, it can also help to stop inflammation of the gums and remove plaque as well. One study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology noted that aloe vera gel removed plaque and improved periodontal conditions with regular use. Dip your toothbrush in some aloe vera gel and brush your teeth for a few minutes to keep plaque and tartar under control.


8. Sesame Seeds

Grab a teaspoon of sesame seeds and grind them up with your teeth. Now, brush your teeth using the leftover particles. These are slightly abrasive and will gently scrub and polish the surface of your teeth, removing plaque and even whitening teeth.


9. Oil Pulling

This ancient Ayurvedic method of cleaning the mouth is a wonderful way to clean your mouth and remove both plaque and toxins at the same time. This method is easy to do as well. Simply put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth, first thing in the morning before you eat, drink or brush your teeth, and swish it around in your mouth for 5 or 10 minutes. Spit it out in the trash can, not in the sink or toilet as the oil can harden and clog up the plumbing. Your teeth will not only be free of plaque, but they will be whiter than you ever imagined possible.


10. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which can help to fight plaque and even maintain high levels of oral health. Vitamin C improves the immune system, which can give you an extra edge when it comes to fighting infection and bacteria in the mouth. In fact, many people enjoy brushing their teeth (very gently) with some crushed strawberries. You get vitamin C, antioxidants, and the seeds will gently scrub your teeth and make them plaque free in minutes.


11. Make Your Own Toothpaste

There are numerous recipes for creating your own natural toothpaste, and there are plenty of good reasons to do exactly that. Commercial toothpastes are loaded with chemicals and unwanted compounds such as aspartame, triclosan, and fluoride. Coconut oil and baking soda are two of the best ingredients for a natural toothpaste. To use this method, take two tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of baking soda and mix them in a bowl. You can add four drops of peppermint essential oil, wintergreen, or cinnamon essential oil for added flavor if you like. Now dip your toothbrush into this mixture and brush away! This is a safe, natural, effective, and inexpensive method for removing plaque and avoiding toxic chemicals.


12. Use an Electric Toothbrush

Believe it or not, electric toothbrushes do a better job at cleaning your teeth and removing plaque than regular toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and he will most likely recommend that you use an electric toothbrush as well! There are even models that have timers to ensure that you are brushing your teeth for the recommended 2 minutes. Choose a good quality model, which will ensure that you will get a good long life out of your product, and change the brushes as recommended by the manufacturer for best results and a sparkling smile!


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Extra Tips:

  • Always remember to brush twice a day and floss at least once each day
  • Use a soft bristle brush to avoid damaging the enamel on your teeth
  • Avoid smoking, as it causes teeth to turn yellow and accumulate tartar underneath the gum line
  • Drink plenty of water and rinse your mouth with water after eating if you cannot brush
  • Avoid eating sugary or junk foods
  • Visit your dentist once a year







  1. Selina

    Oct 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    thanks for the amazing tips for teeth

  2. cute life

    Oct 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    very simple and amazing tips for everyone

  3. Safina Ahmad

    Nov 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Natural tips and home remedies are the best solution for teeth no doubt

  4. Ron Peter

    Feb 19, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Nice and easy tips to to remove plaque and whiten your teeth. My daughter would be happy to apply them when she finishes her treatment from https://www.orthodonticexprts.com/orthodontist-colorado-springs she on her orthodontic treatment to straighten her treat.