Tartar is bacteria that gathers around the lines of our gums. It’s at the bottom of our teeth. It’s dangerous and unhygienic. It also eventually leads to gum disease which can cause a lot of other serious problems. No one wants yellow teeth; everyone wants a good smile that doesn’t smell bad or look bad.
Oral health is important for many reasons, and it is in some ways the most exposed area also. We put food in our bodies through our mouth; we need to make sure it is kept clean.
Brushing your teeth is not enough to clean our mouth properly. The tongue, the gums and all over health need to be maintained. And considering that the human body deteriorates with age, we need to make sure we keep our body healthy for what is about to come our way.
Several factors contribute to plaque buildup, such as improper oral hygiene, bad brushing technique, poor food choices, heredity and lack of professional care.
In addition to regular dental hygiene, you can use some natural remedies to remove plaque and tartar. Remember, once the tartar has invaded your teeth, it is extremely difficult to remove. However, if you regularly remove plaque, it can help prevent permanent tooth decay.
Treatment and Prevention of Plaque and Tartar
Plaque buildup can lead to gingivitis and gum disease so it is important to take steps for treatment and prevention.
- See your dental professional every 6 months for a thorough cleaning.
- Brush with an anti-bacterial fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss at least once a day to remove food particles and plaque between teeth.
- Use a quality toothbrush and remember to replace it every 3 months.
- Add a mouth rinse to your routine to help protect against the buildup of plaque and prevent gingivitis.
- Eating well-balanced meals and brushing after snacks will help to reduce the formation of plaque.