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Can you safely remove tartar from your teeth without visiting a dentist?

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Dr. Keith Hasday
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Its possible

Damage to your teeth and gums will almost certainly result.
There are some tools available to the public that will help accomplish this but it is really not recommended.

In brief: Its possible

Damage to your teeth and gums will almost certainly result.
There are some tools available to the public that will help accomplish this but it is really not recommended.
Dr. Keith Hasday
Dr. Keith Hasday
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Dr. steven Present
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Tarter can be very tenacious and difficult to remove.
However what is more important is the tarter below the gums on the the root surface you cannot see. This can lead to inflammation and periodontal disease. This can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist.

In brief: No

Tarter can be very tenacious and difficult to remove.
However what is more important is the tarter below the gums on the the root surface you cannot see. This can lead to inflammation and periodontal disease. This can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Dr. steven Present
Dr. steven Present
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In brief: Carefully

If you are very careful, you can remove large pieces, but there will most likely still be small pieces present that will cause disease if left behind.
The best thing is to get your teeth cleaned professionally and be evaluated to see how to modify your oral hygiene to reduce/prevent tartar accumulation.

In brief: Carefully

If you are very careful, you can remove large pieces, but there will most likely still be small pieces present that will cause disease if left behind.
The best thing is to get your teeth cleaned professionally and be evaluated to see how to modify your oral hygiene to reduce/prevent tartar accumulation.
Dr. David Schneider
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