How to remove tartar from teeth?

Is there a treatment at home?

Gum disease is a dental problem that can cause short term discomfort but serious long-term damage and as a result, it is vital to combat it as soon as possible. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaqueA soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth composed largely of bacteria and bacterial derivatives. bacteria, which when hardened becomes a crusty and tough material known as tartar. Tartar cannot be removed through brushing alone, meaning you will have to visit the dentist.

At your appointment, your dentist will likely suggest a scale and polish remove the plaque and clean your teeth. 
Polishing then commences which makes the surface of your tooth very smooth and removes stains. This can give the effect of whiteness and make your teeth look brand new. Whilst cosmetically this is a huge benefit, it also serves a medical purpose, as it removes the unevenness in the tooth where plaque may accumulate.

You are unable to treat tartar at home, however, you can pre-emptively avoid it by brushing regularly and cleaning in between your teeth. A robust oral hygiene routine is the best way to prevent plaque from solidifying and becoming tartar. Additionally, you should be visiting your dentist regularly so that they can examine your teeth and act quickly if any plaque related issues are occurring. If you have any concerns, please contact your dentist and they will be more than happy to help.

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