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How to get tartar buildup off a crowded tooth, by yourself?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

The most effective (and safest) way to remove tartar is by having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis).
..Tartar is very hard and stuck to enamel, removing it yourself is difficult. Using sharp instruments to try and remove it yourself is not recommended.

In brief: See your dentist

The most effective (and safest) way to remove tartar is by having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis).
..Tartar is very hard and stuck to enamel, removing it yourself is difficult. Using sharp instruments to try and remove it yourself is not recommended.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Emile Waked
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scaling

Tartar and plaque are present in most adult oral cavities.
Tartar needs to be removed or will cause cavity or gum disease. Scaling and polishing teeth is done usually every 6 months part of the prophylaxis appointment with the hygienist. In some cases either the frequency is increased or there is need for deep scaling depending on the severity of the condition.

In brief: Scaling

Tartar and plaque are present in most adult oral cavities.
Tartar needs to be removed or will cause cavity or gum disease. Scaling and polishing teeth is done usually every 6 months part of the prophylaxis appointment with the hygienist. In some cases either the frequency is increased or there is need for deep scaling depending on the severity of the condition.
Dr. Emile Waked
Dr. Emile Waked
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Dr. Amishi Patel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential to prevent tartar buildup and break the life cycle of the bacteria that are responsible for causing tartar if tartar has already built up, it is important to see your dentist for a professional dental cleaning as frequently as determined by your dentist you might also consider getting the crowded teeth straightened to prevent such build up.

In brief: Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential to prevent tartar buildup and break the life cycle of the bacteria that are responsible for causing tartar if tartar has already built up, it is important to see your dentist for a professional dental cleaning as frequently as determined by your dentist you might also consider getting the crowded teeth straightened to prevent such build up.
Dr. Amishi Patel
Dr. Amishi Patel
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Dr. Gary Moore
Dentistry

In brief: Almost impossible.

Tartar buildup needs to be professionally removed, otherwise you can do damage to your natural tooth if you use the wrong or over the counter dental instruments.
Tartar is a very hard substance and does not remove easily, otherwise you floss and toothbrush would remove it.

In brief: Almost impossible.

Tartar buildup needs to be professionally removed, otherwise you can do damage to your natural tooth if you use the wrong or over the counter dental instruments.
Tartar is a very hard substance and does not remove easily, otherwise you floss and toothbrush would remove it.
Dr. Gary Moore
Dr. Gary Moore
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