ADA Accessibility Information



What Can Be Used to Remove Dental Plaques at Home?

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Black woman brushing teeth after making an appointment at Everglades Family Dental in Pembroke Pines, FLKeeping your teeth clean at all times is one of the easiest ways of preventing oral disorders. But what are the best home remedies for removing plaque at home?

Normal Fluoride Toothpaste

Brushing and rinsing your teeth using the normal sodium fluoride toothpaste can help prevent plaque buildup. Brush your teeth at least two times a day for about 2 minutes to dislodge plaque and control bacteria activity. Fluoride also strengthens the tooth enamel, helping prevent tooth decay.

Cleaning With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a weak but abrasive base that breaks up and dissolves plaque from the enamel surface. Mix one tablespoonful of baking soda with a pinch of salt. Then, dip a damp toothbrush into this mixture and brush your teeth for about 2 minutes. Be sure to rinse your teeth after brushing to wash away the baking soda.

Aloe Vera and Lemon Essential Oil Formula

You can use these two ingredients independently, but for best results, it is good to blend them. Combine a teaspoonful of aloe vera gel with a teaspoonful of lemon essential oil in a cup and add a little water. Scrub your teeth with this formula twice a day. Your normal toothbrush will get the job done.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Diluted hydrogen peroxide can also be used to whiten teeth and remove plaque. However, putting hydrogen peroxide directly in the mouth carries the risk of enamel erosion, so if you do not get the correct concentration, we recommend buying hydrogen peroxide-based toothpaste. This toothpaste contains a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide that will whiten teeth, remove plaque, and kill bacteria in the mouth.


Vinegar is a widely used home cleaning agent. Unknown to many, vinegar solution is one of the most pleasant ways of cleaning teeth at home with no risk. Dissolve a teaspoonful of vinegar into a little water in a cup and gargle this solution in your mouth. Repeat 3-4 times a week for better results.

Closing Remarks

Many home remedies can be used to clean teeth and remove plaque at home. However, you need to be careful not to harm your teeth and gums with highly concentrated formulas.

Office Hours

Copyright © 2021-2024 Everglades Family Dental - Dr. Thomas Crowgey and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
About • Dentist Pembroke Pines • Everglades Family Dental
At Everglades Family Dental we want our patients to maintain healthy, bright, beautiful smiles, and make you feel comfortable. Learn more here!
Everglades Family Dental - Dr. Thomas Crowgey, 16024 Pines Blvd, Suite 106, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 ^ (754) 764-0465 ^ ^ 4/16/2024 ^ Related Terms: dentist Pembroke Pines ^