How to Remove Tartar from Teeth?

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You may have heard of tartar and know that it is bad for your teeth—but what exactly is tartar? By understanding the cause of tartar and (more importantly) how to prevent it, you can greatly improve your oral health.

What is Tartar?

Tartar, as we discussed, is a hardened plaque. It forms at, underneath, and above the gumline and can irritate gum tissues. Because tartar on teeth gives plaque more surface area to grow on and a much stickier surface to adhere to, it can lead to cavities and gum disease. When tartar collects above the gumline, the tissue can become swollen and may bleed easily.

How does tartar form?

Each one of us has bacteria that live inside our mouth. These bacteria love sugary treats just as much as we do, so when we eat foods that containing sugar and starches, the bacteria goes to work eating up any left-over food particles and excreting acids that turn into dental plaque. And if not brushed away, this sticky, clear biofilm will absorb calcium and other substances in the food and saliva until it hardens into tartar. Then once the tartar has built upon the existing plaque, it becomes darker, denser and difficult to remove.

How to remove tartar from teeth?

Visiting the dentistry near you is the best option. A dentist uses technologically advanced dental tartar removal processes which are both quick and effective. The process of tartar removal is known as debridement. In this process, an expert dentist uses an ultrasonic device or a hand-held scaling tool. The ultrasonic instrument uses high-frequency vibrations along with water to remove the tartar.

How can I prevent tartar buildup?

  • Brushing your teeth– Brush regularly, twice a day for 2 minutes a time. A 30-second scrub twice a day won’t remove plaque or prevent tartar. Use a brush with soft bristles that is small enough to fit into your mouth. Be sure to include the hard-to-reach surfaces behind your teeth and on your rear molars.
  • Using electric brush - Electronic toothbrushes may get rid of plaque better than manual models. No matter which type you use, be sure it has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. These have undergone rigorous quality control and safety tests.
  • Use tartar removal toothpaste – Tartar-control toothpaste have an active element of pyrophosphates and fluoride. Fluoride in your toothpaste helps in killing the bacteria and germs present in your mouth. It is also responsible for killing the plaque causing bacteria. Lack of germs and bacteria saves your teeth from cavities and decay.
  • Floss, floss, floss - Flossing helps you to clean these otherwise not accessible parts. It helps in removing the plaque from the surface of the teeth. Lodged food and plaque can result in bad mouth breath. Therefore, it is advised to floss on a regular basis to keep your teeth clean and germ-free.
  • Using mouth wash - Mouth wash is an effective home remedy for tartar removal. Mouth wash has antibacterial qualities and is highly effecting in killing mouth microorganism. Use mouse wash once a day for effective and instant results.
  • Limit the amount of sugary foods - The germ in your mouth thrive on sugary and starchy foods. Every time you eat, you also feed the bacteria in your mouth. So be mindful about sugary and starchy foods.

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