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Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably not: Plaque and tartar are caused by bacteria in the mouth. If allowed to overgrow, it can cause the loss of teeth and has been known to be linked with other systemic conditions..
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
No : Plaque is cause by an accumulation of food debris and bacteria that is not cleaned from the teeth. This debris will calcify into tartar. Fish oil is generally beneficial to, your health, but will not replace good oral hygiene. It will not increase formation of calculus. Brusing and flossing is needed to remove plaque, your dentist or hygienist is needed to remove tartar, or calculus.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, no: There is no evidence to support that fish oil is a cause for plaque and tartar. Visit your dentist for a hygiene appointment.

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