Ask a General Dentist: What is Tartar?

Tartar can be incredibly annoying, and it often requires treatment from a general dentist in order to effectively and safely remove from the gums and teeth. By having a clear understanding of what tartar is and how it can be prevented, you can maintain good oral health at all times.

Tartar information from a general dentist

During an oral examination, a general dentist is likely to check the patient's mouth for signs of tartar buildup. If there is tartar, treatment can be administered in order to remove it. The following is everything to know about tartar, including what it is and how to handle it when it develops.

What is tartar?

Tartar is a calcified deposit that hardens and forms on the surface of teeth and along the gumline and can lead to enamel erosion and gum complications. Tartar can develop for a number of reasons. Most commonly, tartar is the result of an ineffective or inconsistent daily oral care routine. When left untreated, tartar can lead to other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease, cavities and oral infections. Unlike plaque, tartar is a hard substance that is much more difficult to remove. Subsequently, it is important to visit a general dentist for treatment when plaque exists.

How to handle tartar buildup

The accumulation of tartar on the surface of teeth and along the gumline requires prompt and effective treatment performed by a skilled general dentist in order to remove. While a consistent brushing schedule and the use of floss and mouthwash on a daily basis can help prevent further tartar buildup, a deep cleaning from a general dentist is often the best way to remove tartar buildup in the safest and most effective manner. Once the tartar is removed, the dentist may recommend further treatment, particularly if any cavities or periodontal disease have developed.

Tartar prevention techniques

The best way to deal with tartar is to simply prevent it from forming in the first place, although doing so is easier said than done. However, with a good oral care routine and routine visits to the general dentist, tartar can be avoided and the surface of teeth and gumline can be kept clean. In order to best avoid tartar from building up, it is important to brush the entire mouth several times each day, floss and use mouthwash at least once every day and check the mouth frequently for any signs of tartar buildup.

Visit a general dentist for tartar treatment

The faster that treatment can be provided for tartar buildup, the less effect it will likely have on the teeth or gums. If you are worried about tartar that has developed on the surface of your teeth or along your gumline, contact us and schedule a visit to ensure that the issue does not worsen or linger for longer than necessary. Here at our general dentist office, we have the staff and resources necessary to provide you with the treatment you need.

Request an appointment here: https://embudodentalcenter.com or call Embudo Dental Center LLC at (505) 608-7517 for an appointment in our Embudo office.

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