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Be Your Own Dentist! Here are Tricks to Remove Tartar Buildup at Home

The best way to remove tartar is paying a visit to your dentist, but another way is to remove tartar at home.
Mineral deposit on teeth is known as tartar. As time passes by, the amount of tartar increases and if you don’t take care, it can cause periodontitis.
Tartar
To do so, you will need:
Baking soda
Toothbrush
Hydrogen peroxide
Salt
Water
Cup
Dental pick
Antiseptic mouth wash
Baking soda is the most popular and effective tool for removing plaque.
Step 1:
First, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with ½ teaspoon of salt into the cup. After you wet the toothbrush with warm water, dip it into the mixture. Scrub teeth with it and spit. Continue the same process for five minutes.
Step 2:
Mix a cup full with hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup of warm water and rinse your mouth for one minute, then spit and rinse with ½ cup of cool water.
Step 3:
Rub the yellow tartar from teeth with a dental pick. Be careful not to scrape the gums because it may irritate and damage them.
Step 4:
Rinse mouth with an antiseptic mouth wash and repeat every second day.
Here are some other advices to help you keep your beautiful smile.
Strawberries and Tomatoes
Tomatoes and strawberries are rich in vitamin C which is excellent for oral health. You can rub these fruits directly onto your teeth and let it sit for 5 minutes. This way the tartar buildup will soften.
Rinse your mouth with baking soda mixed with warm water afterwards. Also, you can use the same procedure with other food that contains vitamin C, like bell peppers, berries, lemons, lime, oranges and papaya.
Cheese
Eating a Swiss or Cheddar cheese before meals helps neutralize the acids that involve plaque creation. An ingredient in aged cheese works as a barrier agent.
Moreover, there are other things that you can add into your oral health routine:
-Brush your teeth regularly with a soft brush and make vertical movements. Pay attention on the space between gums and teeth.
-Floss regularly.
-Consuming spicy food stimulates salivary glands. That way saliva cleans mouth in a natural way.
– Fight bacteria with an orange peel rub on teeth before going to bed and don’t rinse mouth.

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109 Comments

  1. Is it safe for every one to use baking soda ?
    Some people might be sensitive to it.So it’s better to try with smaller amount in the start !

    1. I’ve used baking soda for 25 years. I wet my brush apply Sensodyne toothpaste and dip into baking soda. My teeth are super white and my gums are ridiculously healthy.

    1. This article is misleading. If you have tarter, as shown in the first picture, it is from a lack of brushing for a long period of time—not the fact that you have not used baking soda. How would you remove the tarter below the gum line? If you are going to be your own dentist, how do you recommend treating the broken tooth on the far left? Whiskey and pliers? Do you recommend all healthcare being done at home? Possibly performing LASIK eye surgery by staring at the sun or Pap smears with a flashlight and a mirror? Going to a dentist is NOT foolish or a luxury–it is the ONLY way to maintain a healthy mouth! A healthy mouth is not just white teeth and removal of buildup–it is an oral cancer screening, checking for decay, checking for buildup below the gum line — the body is important to maintain and care for. The gum tissue in the picture on the right looks red and diseased. I would be interested to know the mobility of those teeth.

  2. This is some of the worst advice I have ever seen! Just curious…..do you have a degree in dentistry?? Using baking soda on a regular basis is very abrasive on the teeth which in turn can cause erosion to the enamel and sensitivity. Rubbing citrus fruits on teeth? Are you kidding me? The acid from the citrus can cause erosion on the teeth, which in turn causes sensitivity, in some cases sensitivity bad enough to the point that restorative dentistry needs to be done. We see it all the time with people that suck on lemons! And suggesting using a “dental pic” as you call it…it’s called a scaler; should NEVER be done by anyone other than a hygienist or dentist. You can cause damage to the gum tissue if you don’t know what you’re doing. Stupid advice! All of it is nonsense! Don’t do any of these things! Get the tarter/calculus removed by a professional!

    1. Thank you Tracy!!! This is bad advise. I have seen so much damage done to teeth from “home dentistry”.
      Also, Periodontitis usually presents with sub gengival tartar build up that a lay person can not identify or remove. PLEASE seek professional treatment. Gum disease is a serious problem and should be treated that way.

    2. You’re the only one with the correct information. I worked at a dental office for 8 years, and the tarter in the photo can’t be removed at home. And yes, using baking soda on a regular basis is asking for trouble.

    3. some poor people need help I will take the advice I grew up using backing soda or hard wood ash I got all my chops I am 62

      1. AMEN, James!!! I LOVE that “fresh clean” feeling that I have first following a thorough cleaning at the dentist office. However, not everyone can AFFORD to have dental services done. This article helps those of us who don’t have $$$ to pay for the “luxury” of seeing a dentist

          1. Hillary, even with a better job these procedures can cost thousands of dollars you dumb broad.

      2. Exactly. Baking soda and peroxide was always part of my dental regimen for over 35 years even with regular dental visits. Now that my insurance doesn’t cover dental, I am glad I stayed with the regimen. Still have all my teeth as well!!

    4. I completely agree with Tracy. This is total rubbish. Daily proper brushing, flossing or using triangular toothpicks is the only way to be assured of healthy gums and teeth. Diet is of course important as well but this is about how to clean your teeth. Acidic food, baking soda, Hydrogen Peroxide are going to cause more damage. Visit your Dentist and hygienist at least twice year for regular checkups.

    5. Thanks for your comments. I’m a dental hygienist and I totally concur. Calculus does not only build up above the gum line but also below it destroying the tissues that hold the teeth in the jawbone. This is called periodontal disease and it has negative implications for heart health as well. The bacteria released into the blood stream could lead to a heart attack in a susceptible individual. If people desire to have healthy teeth and gums, they need to floss every day and brush properly with a soft brush, then see a dental professional for cleaning and exams every 6 months.

      1. Thank you Lori, for your educated advice. I am a dentist and agree that this home remedy is dangerous to not only your gums but your systemic health as well. It is unfortunate not all of us has dental coverage, I didn’t until recently as well. Stick to the basics people! Brushing and flossing goes a long way to help keep your teeth and gums healthy! As far as home remedies are concerned. I truly believe they can be helpful; my mother used them with me and I have worked closely with a homeopath. It is important to know when a home remedy is useful and when you need to seek professional help! Physicians and dentists go to school for many years to learn their specialty. Importantly, if you have let the calculus build up as much as it has in the picture you are in serious need of professional health — see your dentist and hygienist.

      2. Please post scientific studies that have been conducted to prove correlation or causation for your claims.
        If you can not do this, please stop with the fear tactics that absolutely fuel the dental industry.

    6. There are many places that offer free or reduced price dental services for those that can’t afford it. Call your united way or do an online search to find them.

        1. find a local college! dental students are required to do so many hours hands on so they have a dental cliInc near me it’s 20$ for xrayandcleaning etc normal 1st appt things. and they offer 5$ fillings my uncle uses the school he has no insurance and its budget friendly!

    7. Quit being such a know-it-all. Not every one can afford to go to a dentist or even have dental insurance for that matter. If it even helps a little bit, then it’s better for them to try it than to let their teeth and gums go to pot. Just my opinion and probably many others.

      1. A “know it all?” Is that what you call your nurse and Doctor too when they tell you that the things you may be doing in life is “not healthy.” How about don’t believe everything you read on the Internet unless it’s actually by a professional!

    8. These are for people like me, who, maybe cannot afford to get into a ‘professional’. I’m glad ‘you’ have the money to have this taken care of but a lot of people do not!
      This is very sound advice for people who are looking to take care of this on their own.
      We are maybe looking for a change, maybe, from chemicals perhaps. People who want to or who can afford conventional dentistry won’t search these sites @ look into this type of information.

      1. But it’s not sound advice. A dental pick is meant to be used between teeth, not to scratch at tartar. This is a great way to damage your teeth.

    9. Tracy, I was thinking the same thing. Scalers are not for the patient to use at home to remove tartar. You can break a tooth, especially one of the thinner anteriors. Even a chipped corner can change a person’s appearance when it’s a front tooth. Never mind the pain and sensitivity that might be involved. Not worth the chance to do at home. Might have been well intended, but bad advice.

    10. Thank you Tracy! As a hygienist I was hoping someone with some sense would comment on this ridiculous post. But who knows, maybe it really was meant to be a big joke? ? you gotta love the before and after pictures too. I’m pretty sure all that calculus just magically melted away with baking soda and orange peels. Why haven’t we just been using this home remedy all along? I work my fingers to the bone scraping this off all day long the hard way. Who knew??

    11. Hun, there are free dental clinics out there… For free.. They take place annually, you just have to research them. If your issues are extremely bad, go to a hygiene school. The one locally offers discounted dental care. I volunteer for the free clinics every chance I get.

  3. This is very very bad for your teeth! Baking soda is very abrasive, as is salt, and can permanently remove the enamel. So can all the acidic fruit (tomatoes, oranges) that was recommended. There is a reason dental professionals have to go to school for such a long time. It is so they can take care of your teeth (without ruining them). Some of these things might seem like they are working at firay, but long term can have serious consequences. There was one lady, upon looking at her teeth we couldn’t figure hoe the enamel could be so ruined and the teeth discolored. After asking several questions, we found out that she had been using COMET to whiten her teeth. “They were so white for the first 5 years. The they turned brown like this.” Yes, because it had completely destroyed her enamel and she couldn’t tell until it was too late. Please don’t end up like that!

  4. Youre full of it Tracy! It wasn’t until a few short years ago that EVERY one used baking soda and peroxide….funniest thing is peoples teeth were better then than now. And if youll check your ingredients. …..almost ALL toothpaste has baking soda and peroxide.

    1. Elaine, I may have been mistaken, but did you mention something about “oil pulling”? What is that? I’ve never heard of it.. Thanks so much for your help! ?Rea

  5. If I still had insurance that allowed a dentist, I would go in a heartbeat! Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen. I am lucky to have enough money for gas a week before I get another check. I will do anything not to get bad teeth until I can get on my feet again after I finish school.

  6. As a child growing up my mom would have us to brush with baking soda, everyone is always telling me how white my teeth are, til this day I still brush with it on top of my toothpaste. As for the hydrogen peroxide, we’ve alway used that as a mouth cleanse of germs every once and a while. My dentist even says how white my teeth are, so yes this advise is perfectly Safe.

  7. I have a similar mixture to whiten teeth, but I never imagined it would work on tarter buildup! I use a slight variation of this recipe as a face & body scrub. This is a great tip. I’m still going to see the dentist, but if can get rid of some of tarter & whiten my teeth, maybe I won’t get fussed at! Thanks for sharing! Any other great home remedies, like for cellulite, wrinkles, etc? ?Rea

  8. Oil pulling also does wonders. I am a firm believer that there are natural ways to aid in clean and healthy teeth instead of all the chemicals dentists use. My teeth are cavity free and clean and shiny from oil pulling. If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you look it up and try for a couple weeks. Amazing results. No harm in trying, right?

  9. Disgusting. First, if a person had that calculus bridge there is no way in hell one can.remove it themselves. That person needs a srp followed by 3mrc. This information is false

  10. This totally works. I was shocked. My brother tried this and it helped to remove much of the build up. He plans to repeat until it is all gone.

  11. I’ve heard that these kinds of acids and peroxide can adversely effect tooth enamel. I’m 52 and am having issues with my enamel eroding. I would be very careful about leaving acids on teeth overnight, such as orange lemon etc to clean them. Sounds very iffy to me.

  12. i’ve been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years. Please don’t do this!!! You will clearly cause more harm than good. For the people who think their teeth and gums look and feel good using peroxide and baking soda, you have no idea what’s going on below the gum line. A beautiful house is not worth jack on a crappy foundation, think of your mouth that way. AND, for the people who claim can’t afford going to the dentist, you get your hair done don’t you?And probably get regular manicures as well….Most don’t put priority on teeth because they won’t bother you until issues are very advanced. Seek professional help for oral care and don’t make a mockery of my profession.

  13. Ok, I am also a hygienist. And for those of you who do not have dental insurance or the money to go to the dentist, the BEST way to reduce plaque and tartar is to brush, floss, and use mouth rinse 2XDay.
    Need to brush using a SOFT toothbrush in a slow motion for at least 2 minutes (making sure to not use too much pressure or brush too fast). Please learn how to properly brush and floss (unfortunately many people do not know how). As far as mouthwash, I personally like to use 2 different types, Listerine and Act or Plax. Listerine is great & I have great results with patients, but it can be too harsh to use more than once a day. Most think Listerine burns, which it does when first using it. Dilute it with water 50/50 and every few days increase the Listerine part…… it will ease you into its use.
    Of course, regular visits are recommended but if you are not able to go every 6 months, then this will help reduce your buildup.

  14. I have done some of these and they work great. Thanks
    My comment is directed at those who claim that “only” a professional knows how to use certain tools or that this is the worst advice ever. In May I was able to see a dentist for the first time in 5 or more years and I have more tartar build up now than I did before simply because I was using all natural and The method and products used are horrible for people. I applaud people who are trying to Turning outside the box and help themselves.

  15. I want to say thank you for the information. For all of you that are talking about its the worst advise. Remember back in the old days there were no dentist, an these remedy she’s talking about with the lemons and other home remedies are what or great Grandparents and relatives use on their teeth. My grandparents and great grandparents all had beautiful health teeth using this method. An I think if it was good for them and they were healthy without all these illnesses we have today. I say do it if you want if you don’t that’s you. But think about all the stuff you put in your mouth on a daily basis. Home Remedies are good. This is a good remedy.

  16. This is not the way to remove bulid up. If your mouth looks like this please see a dentist. This bulid up is like barnicals on a boat it muat be chiseled off. If brushing could remove it it should of prevented it. Most people are prone to develope calculus in certan areas of the mouth,this bulid up is inder the gum and can caus perio pockets and sevear bone loss. This can also have negative effects on other parts of your health. Pleasenpeople dont buy the snake oil!

  17. You can follow all the essentials for dental hygiene , but you won’t have a pleasant breath unless you have a clean stomach. In fact many a times when we have a bad breath, the cause is an unclean stomach and not a lack of oral hygiene.

  18. I’m a dental hygienist and have worked in areas volunteering including in shelters where people cannot afford “regular” dental visits. But please please do not run anything acidic on your teeth and leave it there for it to scientifically proven eat away at your teeth. Baking soda does have a toothpaste but large amounts causes microabrasions in the teeth, potentially causing tooth damage and increased staining. Light toothbrushing half on the tooth half on the gums with a basic fluoridated toothpaste , floss, and listerine mouth rinse will do the tricks. These are scientifically proven recommendations. Tartar builds up from increased minerals in the saliva, it’s natural but it also builds up underneath the gums which staying there for years can cause bone loss and infection in the body. Try to go if you can save up the 120 cleaning at least once a year, and if not do your best but be careful wielding sharp picks in your mouth it took me three years of school to learn that skill 😉

  19. Hydrogen peroxide as described in the recipe can be very dangerous if you do not give the concentration of hydrogen peroxide to be used to dilute. Full strength hydrogen peroxide can cause serious burns. I think it is very irresponsible to publish something like this.

  20. My dentist said hydrogen perooxide can damage the enamel and baking soda is for cleaning.I”m confused how to whiten my yellowish teeth due to tea and coffee consumption,

  21. Try gargling for 5 min with a mouthful of coconut oil .I came across this somewhere and have found it effective .No dentist can say it is abrasive .Most toothpaste are loaded with abrasive material and is one of the main reasons for teeth wear and tear.
    Most of the medicines we use today are just highly commercialized versions of traditional wisdom.

  22. If you can not afford to go to the dentist please find a dental school. Dental hygienist schools require students to clean teeth and they need hard cases . You could even be paid for your time ! Please do not attempt to do these cleanings at home . Brush and floss your teeth daily . The person posting this does not understand the bacteria present in your mouth or that calculous can be sub -below the gum line . If you have tarter build up like in the picture chances are you also have periodontal disease and need a cleaning below the gum line . Not treating this can lead to chronic health issues . I have seen extremely white teeth that an exray showed deep decay . Please see a dentist , go to a dental school , call around and see if you can make payments .

  23. Lisa and all,
    I know you mean well however, I don’t think you are able to wrap your head around the fact that in some rural areas in the US there are no dental schools or affordable dental care available. Full stop. Considering the time and money required to actually visit a dentist when you are working a minimum or low wage job in areas with limited or no public transportation options, dental cleaning one or two times a year are not feasible. Don’t criticize people for seeking other options.

  24. Good advice. Ignore the so called “professionals”. Why would any of them with their student loans and businesses to support approve of any home dental remedies?

  25. I think it’s ironic that “dental professionals” are on this website telling ppl what to do and what not to do. The other thing that’s ironic is that most of these “professionals” are telling ppl to go to dental schools or free or reduced clinics. What they aren’t saying is you can go to a free clinic all you want but there’s a catch. You may have to be the 25th caller that day out of the entire state, or you may have to be homeless living in a shelter or the most care you can get is cleaning or extraction but no one is removing your tartar buildup. Sorry to tell you also most dental schools only have a few events where they may see the public which means if you miss out guess what? Too bad. People act like we aren’t going to die anyway and last I checked dentistry was expensive. If this works for ppl let them do their own thing. I highly doubt cave men had dentist or any other people before the 21st century. I guess money is the real cause for concern here why spend $5 bucks at home when you should definitely break your neck to get to the dentist who will charge you $1,000’s. If this remedy works then use it if you don’t like a part of it take it out but don’t let anyone tell you what to do with teeth that are in your mouth!

    1. there are a few places that may offer dental services for indigent and people who can’t afford it but by and large dental services are generally unavailable or requirements impossible to fulfill. Also there can be long delays in getting service..
      Also notice that when they talk about health care system, dental services are ignored. This ws by design.
      Dental and Medical services are generally very toxic and harmful to the patient.
      Most of the dental profession like the medical profession are filled with little sociopaths who march in lockstep with the lies from the powers that be and the monetary rewards dollar. Most were no where to be seen when the food supply was poisoned with chemicals and GMO’s. Even worse, most go along with the toxic vaccinations.
      The dentists marched along with the lie that mercury fillings were ok and ignored the massive evidence that said mercury fillings are toxic. Like doctors in conventional medicine, there are too many little sociopaths who simply live their luves in ignorance, denial or they live the lie.,
      Wesson Price learned how to cure cavities and decay with nutrition back in the 1920’s. His active X ingredient is vitamin K2 MK4. Like natural medicine, it was buried with toxic remedies.
      Also read the book by Ramiel Nagel called Cure Tooth Decay.
      Bottom Line: Become your own dentist. The fill and drill mentality you can do without.

    2. Well hate to break it to you but it does NOT work!! Dental schools are reduced fees to benefit the students and YOU, it is not the 25th caller it is anyone who cares enough to want good oral health which also increases good overall health. PleAse think before you believe some nonsense you read on the Internet.

    3. I am not a dentist or dental assistant or hygienist. I make about 35k per year. I do not have dental insurance, I have to save and pay out of pocket. I do like the advice above, because I don’t think she is suggesting you do it every day, but just to do it to carefully remove the tarter you can get to if you have some buildup and can’t get to a dentist right away. I have been to a dental school in my area and you couldn’t be farther from the truth about how they operate. So I wanted to address some of your comments that are rather ridiculous:
      1. The REDUCED FEES of the school is a good way to go – all the students are supervised by great, licensed dentists. 25th caller? WRONG! How are the students supposed to learn anything if they only bring in ONE person a month – think about it!
      2. “The most care you get is a cleaning or extraction but no one is removing tarter buildup.” Can you be serious??? A cleaning IS REMOVING TARTER BUILDUP!
      3. The only way you’re going to pay $1,000’s is if you didn’t care for your teeth in the first place (brush, floss, etc.) and have cavities that need to be filled and/or root-canals & crowns that need to be done. A cleaning is not $1,000’s of dollars! If you saved even $5 a week (that’s one day without Starbucks – you’ll live), you could afford to get your teeth cleaned by a professional every 6 months.

  26. What amazes me the most about this post are the words used coming out of a dirty mouth. How disrespectful can one be? Whether one agrees or not, there is a way of voicing opinions.
    Baking soda works wonders! For teeth, hair, etc. Hydrogen peroxide also works wonders! The only danger with peroxide is if you swallow it. (Can be deadly) However, it works great with baking soda. Sea salt is also helpfull with cavities. You can also whiten your teeth by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth.
    Oil pulling (spoonful of organic coconut oil swish in mouth; on empty stomach. (It melts in your mouth) swish for 20 minutes, then spit it out. Can do this once a day, if you have a cavity, etc. it does wonders not only for your mouth, but it helps with losing weight, etc. (you can google all of this information or look it up on Pinterest, as well as reading certain books, magazine articles, etc.
    *The key to good health and teeth is good nutrition.
    Why not make an all over healthier you while fixing one problem?
    🙂 Your body is worth it! 🙂
    God Bless..

  27. I normally don’t comment on a lot of things too controversial. As I read most of the post I couldn’t help myself. Good healthy teeth sometimes are genetic. I never visit a dentist until I was 27 due to a hole in one of my molars. Not to mention I smoke. The dentist was amazed that I had never had my teeth clean. So he asked what do I do. I said as long as I remember I brush my teeth with Colgate tooth paste when we was not able to afford it my mom and grandma made me brush with baking soda and rinse with peroxide. My children has perfect white teeth and so do my grandson. To sum it up I see a dentist and I also use my remedies at 41 my teeth are still pretty white I just had a filling for the first time in my life. I’m just saying to each is it’s own.

  28. Please do NOT believe what you read!!! I work at a dental office as an assistant and have for 17 years, if your teeth look like this you MUST seek professional help to clean your teeth and have good overall health for your body. You can NOT take care of this on your own.

  29. I’m a hygienist and when I was in school all my patients had free dental care and my “student loan” paid for most of it we also went to low income schools taught kids how to floss and brush and gave supplies. So give professions some credit it’s not just professions want your money. I share my education to keep people healthy. But some info here isn’t correct. Baking soda and peroxide are fine you’re okay to use.. acidic will cause perminent damage to teeth overtime. And the scaling people cause notching and damage teeth if not done correctly I see it all the time. And you aren’t getting under the gums which is the most damaging part. So if you try you can find schools for free these students need clinic hours. SJVC is one for example. Your teeth and health are worth the time. Floss and brush. Watch youtube videos to see it done correctly. Home remedies are fine but this one isn’t accurate.

  30. Hello.
    Thank you for putting this info together.
    As for some of the sad comments from people in the industry, indoctrination can just be malinformed.
    School can be a great way to be taught shit if you aren’t willing to think.
    I have much better teeth than when I have gone to dentists and I do these things.
    My sister is a dental hygenist.
    I also oil pull.

  31. I do agree with Nick about using the tool.
    I thought that was an obvious but probably not.
    I haven’t needed it though.

  32. I highly don’t recommend leaving acids on teeth, however, Vitamin C on the teeth (and in general) can do wonders so you can use the sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C on your teeth. When making a glass of a gram or two with water, I sometimes swish it all around for a minute or so, a few separate times, before swallowing.
    Also, some of the dental hygeneists here offering advice are clearly close-minded and ignorant and are just regurgitating what their text-books told them…”Indoctrinate yourself with this text book, don’t use any critical thinking and don’t question, pass these tests, now we’ll give you a certification paper and you’ll be payed well and have a intellectual sounding title for your job/career”. WAKE UP! These are the same sort of mindless zombies who probably think big-agro and big-pharma companies (eg. Monsanto, Merck, Pfizer) are moral companies with the health of others as their interest which couldn’t be further from the truth (their interests are profits, power, and poison).
    STAY AWAY FROM LISTERINE AND ALL THOSE OTHER terrible mouthwashes full of alcohol, chemicals, and all sorts of carcinogens and crap. Flouride (other than the organic form found in soil etc.) is another hot topic and I would highly advise to stay away from it as well. But if you want to keep using fluoride then go ahead but you can at least get a way better than mouthwash than complete and utter trash like listerine,

  33. About once a month, I use a damp toothbrush dipped in baking soda and gently brush away from my gums, keeping it as dry as possible. Then I floss it under my gums in a downward then outward motion, which pulls the loose plaque out to be rinsed away. At 61, only 1 crown due to popcorn chipping off a corner. I use Reach rinse with fluoride with no alcohol. No need to ‘feel the burn’ to be germ free

  34. Obviously in a market based economy professionals are going to protect their industry. The fact is that many of us grew up using baking soda, salt, and water. It is not harmful. This article is clearly for people looking for aesthetic help and confidence. Even if they have periodontal issues they may want to do this before going to get help as dentists can be very mean about the issue with clients. Let the people try it without scaring their money into your pockets.

  35. Thanks everyone for confusion ,,
    Guys please decide for yourselves ,,,,, for all those saying that people did not have regular dental visits a century ago, should also know that those people had different eating habits too they were not consuming as much ice creams, soft drinks, chocolates either
    and for those saying baking soda can be abrasive, nothing can be as abrasive as your dental tools with which you clean peoples teeth in every six months…

  36. It is funny how many of professional recommend flossing, when it is now proven flossing has no benefit or minimal benefit as a part of dental routine! I follow a strict dental care routine, brushing and using mouth wash, but I also dip my toothbrush in baking soda and brush twice a week. I have started using hydrogen peroxide once a week too, I did oil pulling once, do not have the patience for keeping the oils and swishing it around for 10 minutes! . My dentist says he loves . my teeth and gums! , I also make all my own shampoo, skin care, etc. I am sure cosmetic companies hate that too!

  37. less than a month ago two top of field dentists and periodontics were on radio after a professional conference. Now after for years saying floss , floss, floss, they say the research has shown flossing either has no benefit or the benefit is negligible. Today on BBC the dentists were saying that dental check of every 6 months is excessive! basically so called science is not exact in anything. All the things which were good six months ago, today may proven are not good for us!
    Self help is the best. I personally follow a dental routine of brushing and mouth wash, but twice a week use baking soda and have recently added hydrogen peroxide which I intend to use once a week. My dentist says he loves the state of my teeth and gum..my nephew who is a dentist is totally against polishing teeth and believes it will damage the teeth in the long run. of course those in the field throw their hands up in the sky but the proof of the pudding is in the pie! if those who have used Baking soda for years have perfectly healthy teeth, who are they to suggest it is harmful!

  38. For those of u who didn’t take an 8 week course to be a hygienist whoop de do you can do this just as well as they can. it IS cheaper and it will work. these “professional hygienists” are just a bunch of people not smart enough to pass basic classes to get their associates degree. No fluoride all natural diy is the way to go.

  39. With all of the cautions thrown out by the ‘professionals’ on this thread, I’m surprised that not one has mentioned using a water pic. It is a normal part of my oral hygiene after flossing and before a mouth wash. I frequently use peroxide and brush once a week with baking soda.

  40. Hey it really works I thought that only a professional could do it I got some tartar off my teeth thanks man by scrapping it

  41. Same reason they don’t release the cure for cancer is the same reason all dentists deny the natural, most doctors and dentists just want money how can you trust the greedy fucks. Every dentist I’ve gone to was sloppy, irresponsible, and had no care for your well being. For every disease or abnormalities there is a natural cure, the world was made with out degrees and “professionals” any one with time and money can be a doctor it’s scary really. A true dr or dentis would tell you the truth also would be in desired field to help not for money, and would risk their license to help the poor in their home privately but no professionals really care enough it’s all name brand shit and pharmaceuticals, anxiety here Xanax. Instead exercise, eat healthy, essential oils, or simply channeling your thoughts differently. Your mind is very powerful that’s why since birth we were told to listen and taught to no think for ourselves. This is a good post anything used excessively is bad for you it’s about a careful balance .

  42. Tell me, how many of you telling the rest of us “do this” and “dont do that” are the same people who shout “my body my choice” about another issue that involves real life and death?

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