Did you know that it is not only cavities that cause pain in your teeth or gums? There are many other problems that can be caused if you stop taking care of your oral hygiene. One of these is tartar. Most of us are not even aware of this problem. Learn more about tartar and the precautions to avoid it:
Tartar and How to Stop It?
Tartar, more commonly known as calculus, is a kind of plaque that grows on your teeth and hardens it. It can also form under your gum line which can cause an irritation in your gum tissues. Tartar actually gives plaque more area to grow by making the area stickier. This can welcome other problems like cavities and other oral diseases.
A tartar is a colorless form of bacteria. It can be easily detected if it is growing above the gum line. The easiest way to detect Tartar is by seeing a change in the color of your teeth. They will change into yellow or brown color. It is because tartar lets your teeth absorb stains. If you are someone who drinks tea and coffee, you can easily detect it then.
There is only one way to get rid of tartar. The solution is that you have to visit your Dr. Brian Rencher or Dr. Craig Rencher and have it removed. However, with proper care and precautions, you prevent it from growing next time.
Tips to Stop Tartar Buildup
- Start brushing your teeth twice a day. Make sure that you are using a good toothpaste and a toothbrush. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes as it will help in removing all the particles, fight plaque and prevent tartar from growing.
- Make sure that you buy a toothpaste that is specially designed for tartar control. This will prevent the plaque from transforming into tartar. The fluoride in it will help you cure any damage to the enamel.
- According to a research, people who use a lot of tobacco have a higher risk of getting tartar in their teeth. Avoid all forms of tobacco.
- It doesn’t matter how good you are at brushing your teeth. If you want to avoid getting tartar in your teeth you must start flossing your teeth. Plaque is the reason of tartar’s formation and it is formed especially in the middle of teeth. These are the areas where your toothbrush cannot reach properly. So stop relying on the toothbrush and spend some time to maintain your oral hygiene.
There you go! These are some of the precautions that you can take in order to avoid tartar. Make sure that you consult Advanced Dental Care of Twin Falls before taking these steps.