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What are some effective ways to prevent tartar buildup?

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Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Tartar: The most effective way to prevent tartar build up is effective brushing and flossing along with routine dental cleanings.
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Brush brush brush: The only way to disrupt plaque is by mechanically removing it. The better you brush and floss the more slowly it will build.
Dr. George Koutsoukos
Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Brush and Floss: Brush your teeth after eating and snacking and floss, at least after every meal. Also eat food that work naturally to clean teeth. Apples, carrots, and celery help to clean teeth and strawberries help to polish them.

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