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Is it possible to reverse tartar build up other than scraping?

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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not at all: A professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove efficiently tar build up.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: Tartar is calcified plaque. You can remove the plaque before it becomes tartar by brushing and flossing, but once it hardens it must be removed with a sharp instrument.

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