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A 33-year-old male asked:

dr. i got tarter on back side of my teeth.. please suggest some clinical toothpaste..

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Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
First things first!: To truly clean tarter off your teeth, you should visit your dental hygienist as often as your dentists recommends. A very important component to keeping clean teeth is your dental hygiene routine at home. A simple tooth brush and dental floss are your best friends. There are many good toothpastes out there---chances are you do not need anything "clinical." Get them clean and keep them clean!
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your Dentist: The most effective way to remove tooth tartar is to visit a dentist for a professional cleaning. Proper brushing, with a tartar control toothpaste, and flossing are necessary to reduce tartar.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
Professional clean: See the hygienist first to remove all plaque and calculus, both sub and supragingival. Check with the DDS to make sure that you are being seen at the correct intervals. Additional hygiene or scaling and root planing visits may be indicated.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Calculus: Please see a dentist for a professional cleaning. You cannot brush calculus off of your teeth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not effective: Toothpaste will not magically dissolve away hard tarter once it's formed. See you Dentist for a thorough cleaning. Ask how to brush properly to remove plaque (bacteria) that sticks to teeth and then calcifies. Ask about a tarter preventive toothpaste. But first get them cleaned.

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