What is tartar?
Tartar is a hardened build-up of plaque that usually forms at the gum line. Minerals in saliva cause plaque on the teeth to become harder and harder and can no longer be removed by brushing. In the long run, tartar poses greater risks to the teeth because its rough surface creates optimal conditions for more bacteria to settle. This encourages caries and periodontal disease and, in the worst case, can lead to tooth loss..
How do I recognise tartar?
The first signs of tartar are yellowish to brown discolourations at the gum line, which occur due to residues of food, coffee or tea and cigarette smoke. If the tartar is already perceived by the affected person as a clear accumulation on the teeth, it must already be professionally removed..
How can tartar be removed?
Removing tartar by yourself is not possible and should not be attempted, as damage to the teeth could result. Dentists, on the other hand, can easily remove tartar, e.g. during a professional dental cleaning. The tartar is loosened by various methods and finally removed from the tooth without leaving any residue or damage.
How can I prevent tartar?
• Regular appointments with the dentist, see also Professional cleaning of teeth
• Use of fluoride toothpaste
• Use dental floss or interdental brushes to remove plaque from hard-to-reach areas
• Avoid foods with a high sugar content, as these promote the formation of bacteria in the mouth
• Drink plenty of water
Best way to prevent tartar
The most important factor in preventing tartar is regular and thorough oral care at home. If plaque is continuously removed by brushing your teeth, you will prevent tartar formation from its very roots. The easiest way to remove plaque is with an electric toothbrush, such as the happybrush toothbrush. By only brushing twice a day, you can effectively prevent tartar and possible secondary diseases and take care of your teeth the way they deserve. With the fluoride-containing happybrush SuperBlack toothpaste, you also strengthen your teeth against bacteria and tooth-damaging acids. It's so easy to do something good for yourself and your teeth and get started with healthy teeth!
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