How To Remove Tartar From Teeth: Basic Guidelines

Tartar is the bacterial plaque that accumulates between the teeth and gums, creating a solid matter difficult to remove with brushing. Lack of hygiene and improper feeding are usually the main causes of tartar.

To eliminate dirt in the mouth that triggers the appearance of tartar, it is essential to know its specific causes, in order to know the steps to follow and try to proliferate.

What causes tartar on teeth?             

Although it seems that the main cause of tartar accumulation should be cleaning, the truth is that food is the factor that most influences the bacterial plaque. Excess sugar, fats and saturated foods contribute to dirt accumulating between the gums and teeth, increasing, as a consequence, the unsightly tartar.

Tobacco is also a factor to consider in the appearance of tartar. Nicotine and smoke, in contact with the mouth, entail accumulation of bacteria that slowly solidify in the teeth creating a plaque that directly attacks dental defences.

As for cleaning, we are in a fundamental aspect that can make a difference in the appearance of tartar. Correct and regular cleaning will keep the mouth healthier and will be able to prevent the accumulation of bacterial plaque, but it will never be 100% effective if the above factors such as food care or smoking are not avoided.

How to remove tartar on teeth?

Once the main causes of the appearance of tartar on the teeth are exposed, it is easier to know how to act to prevent the accumulation of bacterial plaque.

  1. Increase the intake of fruit and vegetables, so as to replace processed and sugary foods. Apples, for example, are an excellent natural cleanser. Including one piece a day will keep your teeth and gums in perfect hygienic condition.
  2. Avoid snuff. Among the infinite list of negative aspects of tobacco, is its high capacity to damage both enamel and teeth and gums, so avoiding it will be a way to keep extra dirt at bay.
  3. Brushing your teeth after each meal: it is essential for oral hygiene to eliminate any remaining food from the mouth after each intake. Brushing your mouth for at least 1 minute and ending with a specific mouthwash will help keep your mouth clean and without debris that can slowly become annoying tartar.
  4. Professional periodic cleaning. Once a year it is advisable to have a deep professional dental cleaning. Although particular cleanings are essential, they are usually not enough to completely eliminate tartar. Dentists, with specific treatments, will be able to arrive with their tools where a toothbrush is unable to reach.

 Although tartar seems harmless, bypassing it or not treating it properly, it can cause discomfort or major illnesses such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Before the minimum sign of tartar or dental dirt, going to the professional to obtain a specific diagnosis, it will be essential to not suffer serious damages that affect oral health.

Differences Between The Different Teeth Whitening Treatments

One of the most demanded treatments in our clinic due to the immediate aesthetic effects that it presents is tooth whitening. Within this treatment, there are several techniques that have different procedures and times.

We recommend two different treatments from which the same results are obtained. Once you have decided how to whiten your teeth, you just have to choose which is the right treatment for you.

Clinic teeth whitening:

The first teeth whitening that we are going to talk to you about is the one performed at the clinic. The patient, after making an appointment with the dentist specialized in dental aesthetics, goes to the clinic to be treated in a single session.

In it, the specialist applies the bleaching with a previous cleaning of the area. The main differences in teeth whitening in the clinic with which it is applied at home are:

Higher Product Concentration

In the clinic, the dentist can control and customize the dose of the agent in charge of teeth whitening. Depending on the state of the enamel and gums, the professional will control quantities and times in a personalized way.

Gums protected

The teeth whitening in the clinic will also have components responsible for treating the gums, something especially important in those who suffer from delicate gums.

LED treatment

A treatment performed at the dental clinic will always have more professional tools than the one performed at home. Activation of the bleaching component by LED light will help the treatment to be more effective in less time and contain extra durability.

Personalized Treatment

Tooth whitening from the clinic offers the professional the possibility of influencing treatment in areas that have not initially presented the desired results.

Teeth Whitening From Home:

When a patient is in search of the best teeth whitening, he should consider not only the results but the demands of his day today.

Due to the current pace of life, going to the dentist can sometimes be a difficult task to achieve. Therefore, we have the teeth whitening that can be done from home. The duration is 16 days, and the bleaching effects usually last approximately two months.

Although its mode of application is not the same as the treatment performed from the clinic, it also has its advantages:

The Patient Chooses The Moment

Although we have an online appointment service that saves time, there are always patients who prefer to perform treatments from home, if they have the opportunity. Our teeth whitening at home helps to save maximum time being able to choose, each patient, the time of day or week in which you want to make use of whitening.

High Protection

Despite not having the control of the professional who has teeth whitening in the clinic, home treatment contains a thermoplastic splint coupled to the maxillary teeth, which prevents the bleaching agent from coming into contact with the gingival tissues.