Did you know that a build-up on your teeth can cause severe problems if not removed? This substance is called tartar, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even loss of teeth if not treated. This article will discuss what tartar is, how to prevent it, and some treatment options if you already have it.
What Is Tartar?
Tartar is a hardened substance responsible for the yellowing and staining of teeth. It is created when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, mixes with saliva and minerals in your mouth to form a hard deposit on your teeth. It is caused by poor mouth hygiene and a diet high in sugar and acid. There are two types of tartar: supragingival tartar, which forms above the gum line, and subgingival tartar, which forms below the gum line. Tartar can lead to periodontal disease, a severe infection of the gums that can destroy the supporting structures of the teeth. It can also cause bad breath and tooth decay.
How To Prevent Tartar
You can do several things to prevent tartar from forming on your teeth: brush regularly, floss daily, use a mouthwash or toothpaste containing fluoride, limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods, and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings.
How To Treat Tartar?
Dentists use tools like scalers and Curettes to remove tartar from your teeth. If the tartar is too hard, your dentist may have to drill it off. You can check home remedies to get rid of tartar. These include brushing your teeth with baking soda or using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water as a mouthwash. You should also floss regularly and see your dentist for regular cleanings. If you have tartar, getting rid of it as soon as possible is essential. It is because tartar can lead to gum disease and other dental problems.
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