Most people get tartar to a greater or lesser extent. Tartar makes teeth lightly discolored and can also cause bad breath. With us you get rid of tartar in a quick and gentle way.
Removing tartar can help with bad breath
Tartar often settles on the inside of the teeth, especially in the lower jaw. Since it occurs in places that are not so easy to reach with the toothbrush, it can lead to both discoloration of teeth and bad breath. In the worst case, it can result in gingivitis or loosening of the teeth.
Tartar is so hard that you need professional help to get rid of it. Our dentists and dental hygienists have extensive experience in removing tartar in a fast and effective way.
How to remove tartar
Once you have a tartar, a good toothbrush will not work, no matter how well you brush. To remove the tartar, you need the help of a dentist or dental hygienist. They remove the tartar manually using hand instruments with different angles, or with machines that use ultrasound.
We recommend removing tartar regularly, preferably once a year. Our dental nurses and dentists have broad knowledge and modern equipment that ensures you good treatment.
Removing tartar should not hurt, but some find it uncomfortable. Then you can ask for anesthesia before the treatment.
What is tartar?
The cause of tartar is that minerals from saliva bind with bacterial deposits on the teeth (plaque). As long as the coating is soft, it disappears when you brush your teeth. But since the toothbrush does not reach everywhere, some of the bacterial coating will be left in the most difficult places. After a couple of weeks, this turns into tartar.
Why tartar gives bad breath
Over time, a bacterial coating can form on the surface of the tartar. These bacteria produce sulphate and sulfur gases which lead to bad taste in the mouth and bad breath.
Who gets tartar?
Almost everyone gets tartar to a greater or lesser degree. The amount is determined, among other things, by the composition of your saliva. The back of the teeth in the lower jaw is particularly exposed because the salivary glands empty in this area.
Is tartar dangerous?
Tartar is not directly dangerous, but it can cause a lot of discomfort if not removed. When the hard coating lies on the surface of the teeth, it is difficult to keep the tooth clean. It increases the risk of cavities in the teeth.
If the tartar is not removed, it will eventually move down the tooth and under the gums. It can lead to gingivitis. In the worst case, this can develop into tooth loss and chronic marginal periodontitis.
Good oral hygiene results in less tartar
The most important thing to avoid or reduce the extent of tartar is to have good oral hygiene so that you remove as much plaque as possible. This means, among other things, that you must
- Brush your teeth thoroughly morning and evening
- floss, toothpick or middle brush every day
- use a good and soft toothbrush
- brush your teeth properly
You may also want to consider using a mouthwash that reduces plaque.
Do you have questions about tartar? Contact us and we will help you as best we can!