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Tartar- How do I get rid of it?

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Tartar-  Let’s be honest.  Tartar isn’t pretty and needs to be taken care of to restore your mouth to good health.

Tartar is a deposit that forms when plaque hardens on the tooth.  The amount of tartar build up varies from persons to person. For many,  as we age, these tartar deposits build up faster. Tartar is easily noticeable because of its yellow or brown color on teeth.  Tartar needs to be removed to restore your gums to a healthy state.

How do I Know if I Have Tartar Buildup?

Unlike plaque, which is a colorless film of bacteria, tartar is a mineral buildup that’s fairly easy to see if above the gum line. The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown color to teeth or gums. The only way to remove tartar is at the dentist.  So make a call to the office of  Dr. David M Glasscock.

What Causes Tartar Buildup

Tartar buildup happens when plaque is not removed from your teeth.  It then hardens and turns into tartar.  When plaque accumulates and is not removed from teeth, it can harden and bond to the enamel.  This can only be removed by a dental professional.

How to Prevent Tartar Buildup

  • Eat hard fruits and vegetables
  • Floss teeth at least twice a week
  • Brush teeth frequently and consistently
  • Chew food properly to reduce tartar build up on teeth
  • Have your teeth checked at least twice in a year at the office of David M. Glasscock

 

 

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