Tips for Controlling Tartar

Tartar is dangerous, and if not taken care of, it can result in total loss of teeth. Tartar can lead to bone degradation when the bacteria are produced in large amount, and the body releases a certain chemical from its immune system to fight off the bacteria. The chemical that is released is a dangerous substance that affects the bone and jaw area. The best solution is controlling the tartar before it gets out of control. By doing so, one will be able to eradicate any serious effects from occurring. How to control tartar Proper dental hygiene One should brush the teeth as explained by the dentist. Brushing of the teeth should take about two minutes. In these two minutes, one should be able to cover all areas in the mouth. The tartar substance will be in places that are very hard to clean.  By concentrating in these areas one can remove the plaque building up, and discourage tartar formation. Using a tooth brush with soft bristles and a smaller head is highly recommended because it is easier to get to those hard to reach areas. Always floss your teeth daily. This action will aid in the removal of debris in-between the teeth that may lead to tartar build up.  Quit smoking!   Use electronic/powered toothbrush An electric toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush in reducing plaque and tartar on the teeth. When buying an electric toothbrush, it is good to check that it has a seal of approval.  This will ensure that it is good quality and has undergone all the necessary testing. Use toothpaste for tartar control Toothpaste containing fluoride and pyrophosphates helps in preventing the tartar from attaining a hard state. The fluoride also helps in healing and repairing the enamel that may have been damaged earlier. This type of toothpaste may also contain an antibiotic ingredient that is good for fighting plaque-causing bacteria. Dr. Peter Hazim is an experienced dentist who can help you with information on controlling tartar. Please contact us at (972) 727-5599.   We are located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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