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Tartar buildup in the Teeth

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dynamic Dental Office
Tartar buildup in the TeethTartar builds up in the teeth due to many reasons, one being the presence of dental plaque. Plaque is a sticky form that attaches to the teeth. Tartar buildup can cause gum damage and enamel deterioration.

Plaque and Tartar Build-Up

The combination of saliva, food, and different fluids in the mouth causes bacteria growth at the intersection between the gums and teeth. The bacterial growth causes the development of debris on the teeth.

When you do not remove the plaque, it develops into tartar, which becomes difficult to remove with brushing only. Also, the saliva in the mouth contains minerals that harden the plaque causing it to turn into tartar.

Signs of Tartar Build-Up

Plaque which contributes to tartar buildup, causes a yellow covering of the teeth, although it can be colorless. Once the plaque hardens, it causes tartar, a crusty blanket fog on the teeth. Also, certain foods and colored drinks can cause color changes to the tartar, making the teeth look different.

Preventing Tartar Build-Up

The Tartar buildup is best prevented by regularly brushing the teeth and maintaining a proper oral health practice. Also, regular flossing, use of mouthwashes, consistent dental checkup, and teeth cleaning helps to prevent tartar.

Additionally, doing away with colored foods and drinks that contribute to plaque development is necessary for preventing tartar buildup. Also, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol is recommended to prevent tartar buildup.

Moreover, certain dental pieces can cause the development of plaque since they are not easily cleaned, especially during the fresh installation. Thus, the dentist recommends dental assistance in maintaining clean dental health to avoid the formation of tartar.

Generally, you can prevent tartar buildup by removing plaque during its initial formation. Additionally, you can consult with a dental professional for quality assistance. Reach us for better services.

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