Most people realize that tartar is not something they want building up on their teeth, but they often don’t know what tartar even is or why it’s a concern. Which is why we want to explain ‘The Importance of Tartar Control’ and what this means to your oral health!
Regardless of how well you maintain your oral health at home, tartar can still build up in the cracks and corners of your teeth and gums.
That being said, plaque is actually phase 1 of tartar, which is created from bacteria that grows in your mouth from proteins and foods/drinks you regularly consume.
This plaque can get under your gum line and stick to the inner crevices of your teeth, which – if left unchecked or removed via brushing and flossing and regular cleanings, can harden and turn into tartar.
How Does Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
Tartar can lead to tooth decay and have a yellowing effect on your teeth, and it can lead to gum irritation and even gum disease called gingivitis. So again – it is very important to clean your teeth regularly to prevent plaque buildup – including an antiseptic mouthwash to swish away particles your toothbrush may not have got and your floss may have loosened but left behind.
Tips to Control Tartar
– brush daily for 2 minutes, 3 times a day
– consider switching from a manual brush to a power toothbrush, as this might offer a better clean – especially for children who aren’t always as thorough as adults
– invest in a tartar control toothpaste and an antiseptic mouthwash
– floss – and when you think you’re done flossing, floss one more time
– ensure you maintain your dental cleanings 1-2 times per year
At DentistsRUs, we are here to help with all your oral care, and provide a variety of dental office as listed below. We look forward to serving you!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster, BC