Tartar – Tips to control this dental condition
We all are well aware of the fact that we need to brush twice a day followed by flossing. However do you know why? The major reason is stop tartar build up. Now you must be wondering that what on earth is Tartar? How does it even enter my mouth and affect my teeth? This is the whole purpose of this blog. We aim at clearing all your dental related questions and motivating you to maintain a good oral health. So come lets discuss things further.
Detailed overview of Tartar
No matter how well you treat your teeth at home you will still be attacked by bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for the formation of a sticky film called as Plaque. This sticky film sticks to your teeth and those areas which are difficult to clean such as the rear part of your teeth. Eventually it enters your gum line and gets attached to the fillings.
Suffering from plaque is not a good sign for your teeth. Whatever you will eat the bacteria will produce acid which will eventually lead to inflamed and infected gums. This will eventually lead to tooth decay. So to prevent tooth decay you need to ensure that you get plaque removed. The problem manifolds if you do not remove plaque and it turns into Tartar. Once tartar forms on your teeth it is impossible to remove it without the help of a dentist.
Affect of Tartar on Teeth and Gums
The biggest impact of tartar on your teeth and gums is that it becomes difficult to brush and floss. This advances to cavity and tooth decay. Once your tooth starts decaying you will have to undergo Periodontal Treatment. Visiting your dentist is downright important because if tartar forms above your gum line will be difficult to remove. Furthermore the bacteria in tartar will irritate your gums and will lead to damage. Over a period of time this will lead to serious gum disease.
Gingivitis is the milder form of gum disease and is easily curable. All you have to do is brush twice, floss and use antiseptic mouthwash. All this should be accompanied by your visit to the dentists.
If you neglect gingivitis your teeth will develop pockets which will be further infected by bacteria and will eventually lead to the most dreaded dental condition Periodontitis. Our immune system fights with any disease by releasing chemicals. When these chemicals are released, while you are suffering from periodontal disease, it will be mixed with bacteria. This will damage the bones and tissues which hold our teeth and lead to tooth loss.
Ways to control Tartar
The best way to control tartar is by not letting it develop. How you do it? Read these points:-
- Brush Regularly for two minutes followed by floss. Make sure to use a small head toothbrush which will easily reach the most difficult places.
- To avoid the formation of tartar you can also opt for electric toothbrush as they have proved to be quite fruitful.
- You can easily find tartar control toothpaste which also has fluoride. It helps a great deal in preventing tartar formation. The fluoride will help in strengthening enamel.
- Flossing increases your life span by 6 years. So to live long and to let your teeth live long floss daily.
- Antiseptic Mouthwash will kill the bacteria which causes plaque.
- Make sure to watch out your diet. If you are inclined towards sugary stuff then you must control it because bacteria feeds on these sugary stuff. Drinking wine is also included in this step. It is absolutely fine to eat whatever you want but make sure you swish your mouth after each meal and once you have relished the wonderful red wine.
- Smoking is injurious to health. Need it be explained further? I guess not.
As mentioned before once tartar develops on your teeth it can only be removed by the intervention of your dentist. So why do you want to trouble him/her? Although they will be happy to help but put in some efforts from your end as well. Take good care of your teeth.