Tartar and plaque build up is probably the most disgusting thing our mouths can do (and our mouths can do some pretty disgusting things). The good news about plaque and tartar is that you can easily get rid of it at home with this one simple food item. You don't even have to take a trip to the dentist. Though you should still go to the dentist. What has it been, four years? You're due.
The answer to your tartar troubles is walnuts. Yes, walnuts. Nature's little miracle. Not only can they reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer, they're also good for your heart, your brain and your fertility. But we're here to talk about getting rid of that nasty plaque on your teeth, so let's get to it.
You're going to want to floss too to remove any food particles caught between your teeth. I know 98 percent of you don't floss unless the dentist is doing it for you, but trust me, the extra effort will be worth it.
Take your toothbrush and place it inside the pot of mushy walnut shells and water, allowing it to soak for a few minutes. Now thoroughly brush your teeth using the walnut concoction for five minutes, getting every nook and cranny in your mouth as best you can.
If you're not too keen on brushing your teeth with walnuts, there are other methods for removing and preventing tartar. Foods rich in vitamin C work wonders on plaque. Eating berries, oranges and bell peppers should keep the tartar at bay, but you can also try brushing your teeth with lime juice.
Brushing your teeth with baking soda is another great method for removing tartar and whitening your chompers. Simply wet your toothbrush and dip it into the baking soda and brush for two minutes. You can also combine the baking soda with your toothpaste for a one-two plaque punch.
If you're big on organic stuff (and in 2016, who isn't?), you might want to try and use bentonite clay to get your pearly whites in peak condition. The bentonite clay increases the calcium in your teeth while simultaneously absorbing all of the bad stuff in your mouth.
You can remove tartar from your teeth by chewing on sesame seeds, but don't swallow them. With the chewed up seeds still hanging around in your mouth, take a dry toothbrush and go to work on your teeth. The seeds not only help to remove the plaque, they also help to give your teeth a nice polish.
Using apple cider vinegar diluted with water as a mouthwash is a great alternative to the highly chemical-based mouthwashes you find in stores. It contains calcium and removes tartar and other stains on your teeth.
Swish it around in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds, spit and then rinse your mouth out with water to get rid of any extra vinegar hanging out in your mouth.