Who is most threatened by the formation of tartar?
In short, tartar is a mineralized plaque accumulated on teeth enamel. It is a combination of food waste, micro-organisms, dead cells, salts and trace elements. Leading to yellowish, brownish or even black coloring of the enamel, tartar is much more than an aesthetic problem. It has a porous structure and a rough surface, which makes it an ideal shelter for the development of bacteria and increases the risk of tooth decay and gum diseases.
One of the key factors for its formation is the lack of daily oral hygiene. Dental professionals from around the world appeal to regular and thorough cleaning of the teeth, but thousands of people continue to neglect their recommendations, endangering their own health. Deposits on the teeth can become a cause not only for dental problems, but also for more serious infections. That is why it is so important to brush our teeth with a suitable toothpaste and use thread and mouthwash to clean hard to reach places.
It is helpful to use toothpaste with pyrophosphates, if you are prone to tartar formation. Pyrophosphates block re-accumulation of plaque and tartar, and retain a smooth surface of the teeth. No matter what product we clean our teeth with, and how often, if you do not apply the proper technique of brushing you will find yourself among the people who are at higher risk of tartar. It is best, if we are not confident in our knowledge, to turn for advice to the dentist, who can show us the correct movements.
Since food residues are one of the main components of tartar, it is necessary to pay attention to the products we consume. It is better to reduce the use of sweets and refined foods and to focus on raw fruits and vegetables that tend to naturally clean the deposits before they harden. It is also important, all our teeth to participate actively in the process of chewing. The friction between the food and the teeth eliminates many of the food particles left over from previous meals. Therefore, "lazy" teeth accumulate most deposits.
Along with the food, we should also pay attention to the water we drink. Limewater may cause problems not only to our laundry machine, but to our beautiful smiles, too, increasing the risk of tartar. The safest is to drink mineral water or purify tap water using a special filter.
Last but not least, if we want to keep the unpleasant tartar away from our teeth or if we need even stronger motivation to quit smoking, it is good to be aware of the following fact: tar tends to accumulate on the surface of teeth, leading to accumulations with unpleasant often black color. If we cannot simply get rid of this weakness, it is important to use a specialized toothpaste and visit the dentist regularly to monitor the condition of your teeth and, if necessary, to clean them.