Top
10
Doctor insights on: Tartar

Share

Tartar (Overview)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be removed with hygieine instrumentation.


1

1
What are tartar?

What are tartar?

Hardened plaque: Plaque forms around your teeth all the time. If not removed it gets hardened by the minerals in your saliva. Once it has turned into tarter it is much more difficult to remove. It also becomes a surface for further plaque forms. This threatens the health of your gums. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Tartar (Overview)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be removed with hygieine instrumentation.


2

2
Can tartar look brown?

Can tartar look brown?

Tarter: Tarter can be darkly stained, brown or black if it has been present for awhile. It is time for,you too see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned. You may have gum disease, and cavities. Remember that this can also effect your heart and the rest of your body. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
How to get tartar off?

How to get tartar off?

See your dentist: The most effective (and safest) way to remove tartar is by having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
How can you avoid tartar build-up?

How can you avoid tartar build-up?

Brushing & flossing: Best way to avoid tarter build-up is to have your teeth professionally cleaned and follow the dentist's tooth brush and flossing instructions. Tarter starts to build up in areas you miss when you are brushing and flossing. You can avoid it by making sure you brush and floss all the surfaces of each tooth. A dentist can help you determine what areas you are missing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can bake soda help remove thin layer of tartar?

Can bake soda help remove thin layer of tartar?

Yes: It can help remove thin layer of plaque which is combination of bacteria, protein film layer on teeth and food debris. Effective for stain removal as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is the definition or description of: tartar?

What is the definition or description of: tartar?

Calculus: It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be removed with hygieine instrumentation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can a lacotse in talarin person eat tartar sauce?

Can a lacotse in talarin person eat tartar sauce?

Lactose intolerance: Check the labels on the tartar sauce -- some may contain dairy products. If you eat them, you will not be a happy camper. Some tartar sauce may be okay for you, though. Here's one, with a recipe: http://tinyurl.Com/pwdh3cz. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning : At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Is there a toothpaste that removes tartar?

Is there a toothpaste that removes tartar?

Calculus: Calculus is a buildup of hardened bacterial colonies that need to be manually scraped and scaled off of the tooth surface. This is accomplished by your dentist and/or hygienist. Use a tartar control toothpaste to keep your teeth clean between regularly scheduled dental cleaning visits. So to answer your question, unfortunately no. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer