Woke up in the morning and what you see is a mouthful of tartar, in spite of brushing, flossing and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash.
Got perplexed with the fact that how does it get into your teeth?
What is tartar?
Even if you take care of the teeth at home, you still will see that microbes will never leave your mouth. So in a way, they start to mix with proteins and the food which leads to form a sticky kind of substance called plague. It slowly gets under your gum line and then sticks to filling or other dental work.
Plague carts along bacteria that slowly damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities.
Now if you have left it untreated for long hours of time then you will notice that this plaque hardens to form tartar.
Calculus, also known as tartar can form below the and above the gum line. Not only it is rough and porous but can affect receding gums and lead to massive periodontal diseases.
Follow effective 6 tips to control tartar:
- 2 minutes of brushing is needed regularly, apart from brushing and flossing, 30-second of a scrub is needed twice a day to remove plaque or prevent tartar. If your brush does not have long bristles to reach in the nook and corner then chances of building up tartar are quite high.
- Reach the hard surface behind your teeth especially molars.
- Make sure your toothpaste has a little amount of fluoride in it, as it is one of the best to repair enamel damage. Some of the toothpaste contains triclosan that helps to fight bacteria in the plague.
- Get rid of the ill habits of smoking and drinking.
- Bacteria in the mouth thrive on sugary and starchy foods. When they’re exposed to those foods, they liberate harmful acids. Try to eat a healthy diet and limit the number of sugary foods.
- Floss between the teeth and use an antiseptic mouthwash to keep tartar from growing up between teeth and gums.
Do you know that tartar can affect your heart?
- Dental calculus or tartar builds up due to salivary gland duct right below those teeth. Mineral rich saliva spits directly onto those teeth. And the tartar starts to build up when Ph rises, and plague turns out to be calcified.
- Your saliva has matrix-Gla protein; if you don’t have enough vitamin K2 then calcium builds up in your saliva.
Gradually body cannot manage calcium, and hence it builds up in the places like kidneys, heart, and prostate.
Look what Dr Steven Lin has to say about this:
That calcified build-up behind the front lower teeth is called dental tartar and it doesn’t always connect to bad oral hygiene. The risk of heart attack may be measured on how ‘calcified’ your arteries are. The mysterious Vitamin K2 is likely the link https://t.co/sJF8Zwi5PM pic.twitter.com/B9M8oubd6J
— Steven Lin (@DrStevenLin) December 31, 2017