Ailment: Tartar (calculus)
Remedy: Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Baking soda / sodium bicarbonate. How to use it as a home remedy, why it works, and warnings on its use.
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Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 5 November 2013 at 10:4 1524
In reply to Harry of Corpus Christi:
You can add sodium bicarbonate to your liquid soap and make a much superior cleaning paste. On the Grow Youthful page on how to prevent tooth decay you will see that sodium bicarb actually strengthens tooth enamel.
I have been making my own toothpaste for years (using baking soda and a couple of other ingredients), and my dentist says my gums are in good health and teeth are slowly strengthening again. All damage occurred many years ago when I ate a sweet and grain-based diet and used store-bought toothpastes.
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 6 November 2012 at 10:12 803
Calculus / tartar requires an acid pH in your mouth to build up. If you regularly use sodium bicarb as a mouthwash, it will greatly help prevent the build up. The instructions for mouthwash are on the Grow Youthful sodium bicarbonate page. You can also add it to your tooth powder or mix it in with your toothpaste.