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How do you remove tartar from your teeth?

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To remove tartar from your teeth, brush for two minutes using tartar-control toothpaste and an electric toothbrush. Complete the process by brushing a second time with salt and baking soda, then rinse your mouth with salt water.

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  1. Brush for two minutes with an electric toothbrush

    Brushing with an electric toothbrush is more effective at cleaning teeth and removing tartar and plaque than with a regular manual brush. Brush for at least two minutes, and use tartar control toothpaste with fluoride for the best results.

  2. Use baking soda and salt

    After regular brushing, mix one part crushed salt with two parts baking soda. Wet your toothbrush, and dip it in the salt and baking soda mixture. Brush your teeth as usual with the salt and baking soda to break up plaque and tartar. Keep the mixture in a sealed container at room temperature, and use it once a day after regular brushing.

  3. Rinse your mouth with salt water

    To complete the tartar treatment, pour 1 teaspoon salt into 1 cup of warm water, and mix well until the salt dissolves. Swish the salt water in your mouth, and continue rinsing until the mixture is gone. Repeat this three-step process daily to remove tartar. Visit a dentist to have tough tartar removed.

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