Tartar is a calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gumline. Tartar threatens the health of the teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem. Because tartar is more porous, it absorbs stains easily. Any tartar that forms above the gum line is bad for dental health. The bacteria in it can irritate and damage the gums and lead to gum diseases.
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR DIAGNOSED?
A dentist diagnoses dental tartar by examining the teeth and checking the clinical manifestations
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR TREATED?
Tartar of teeth can be avoided by proper brushing. Also, tartar build-up can be removed with ultrasonic tools or dental hand instruments such as a periodontal scaler
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking can cause dental tartar, so it is best to avoid the same.