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Tartar In Teeth
Treatment plan: See your dentist for a complete evaluation and full mouth series of radiographs. If you are deemed to have periodontal disease, you will be treated appropriately. Removal of calculus can make loose teeth looser, but you need a treatment plan and need to determine how you would like to address your dental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wouldn't wait: I'm not sure what you are asking but...If you have tartar (calculus) on your teeth it can all be knocked off at anytime with a good cleaning. But, the longer you wait will allow the tartar to gather, get heavy and start affecting the gums and bone which keep your teeth tightly in your mouth. Remeber to take care of only the ones you want to keep in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any side effect from using mouthwash regularly? Is there any product available which can remove the firm black deposit (tartar) frm teeth?
Tartar on Teeth: You can keep brown tartar on your teeth until they fall out if you want. What you should know is that there is bacteria eating the bone around your teeth underneath that tartar. You should get that tartar off of your teeth if you want to keep your teeth for the long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calcified plaque: Tarter is also known as calculus. When bacterial plaque remains on your teeth for a long time, the calcium ions in your saliva will cause this plaque to calcify. This needs to be removed by a professional, as it is very difficult to remove from the teeth without sharp instruments. To reduce the calculus on your teeth, get them cleaned professionally every six months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Germs+food+warmth: Combination of germs, bits of food and saliva in your mouth causes plaque, a sticky film, to grow on your teeth day and night. If you don't clean well, it can harden into tartar, especially if your mouth is dry or if you sleep with it open. Some people do start to form tartar overnight, but it generally takes longer to accumulate enough to feel. Brush, floss, antiseptic, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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