A 31-year-old member asked:
How do i remove the hard tartar buildup on my gums ?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 36 years experience
Dental Hygienist: A qualified dental hygienist or dentist can painlessly remove the hard tartar from your teeth. The hard cement-like tartar is removed using sharp dental instruments or ultrasonic devices that the hygienist or dentist is trained to use. Doing it yourself could harm your gum tissues.
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Dentistry 49 years experience
See your dentist: Tarter is a calcified substance that is often tightly adhered to the outer surface of a tooth. In most cases, once it has adhered, it would be very difficult for an individual to remove it. It can readily be removed by a dental professional. I would highly recommend that you see your dentist before trying to remove the tarter yourself.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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