Tartar, also called calculus or dental tartar, is a set of mineral deposits that are often found in our teeth, are small live bacteria that reflect the result of the accumulation of food debris around the teeth. It is the rating of the bacterial plaque.
Eliminating tartar is a way to minimize the appearance of decay and problems with the gums. A mouth with tartar will have bleeding problems in the gums, bad breath and could even reach, in an extreme case, the loss of a tooth.
How to remove tartar from our mouth?
To keep a mouth free of tartar it is necessary to perform 3 times a day:
- Flossing before brushing to remove larger food debris.
- Clean your mouth with a soft toothbrush. Do not use a lot of toothpaste. Carefully clean the back of the teeth which is the place where more tartar can accumulate.
- Flossing the tooth between the teeth to remove the smallest food remains that the toothbrush could not extract.
- Use ant calculus mouthwash to remove recent calculus
To maintain a mouth without tartar it is necessary to perform these 4 steps three times a day. However, it is advisable to go to the dentist 1 or 2 times a year to perform a thorough oral cleaning.
According to specialists in the sector, 21.4% of people only brush their teeth once a day and 2.5% never do so. 96% of adults suffer from some type of periodontal disease, such as tartar, due to lack of dental hygiene habits.