How to prevent Tartar

05/03/2018
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Hey everyone!

Here’s the second of our ‘HOW TO’ series:

How to prevent Tartar:

What is tartar?
Tartar is a plaque that has hardened on the teeth. It can also form underneath the gum line and irritate gum tissues, which can lead to serious conditions such as cavities or gum disease and is easily noticeable because of its yellow or brown colour on teeth.
Tartar is not only a threat to your teeth and gums but also a cosmetic problem because its porosity absorbs stains easily.

How to prevent it:
Brush regularly using a tartar-control toothpaste with fluoride. Fluoride will help repair enamel damage. Flossing daily is really important as it helps to remove the plaque between your teeth and tartar on hard-to-reach areas. 
The bacteria in your mouth thrive on sugary and starchy foods. Try to eat a healthy diet and control the amount of sugary foods you eat as well as snacks. 

Treatment:
Book an appointment with our Hygienist to remove any existing tartar or plaque that might have formed and we can give you the right advise to prevent further problems. Our Hygiene treatment is £45.
You can contact us on 0207 813 5000 or info@heathstreetdental.co.uk