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#smilewithconfidence  Plaque is a sticky substance that builds up in the mouth, on the teeth.  If you do not remove it by brushing and flossing, it will harden.  When the plaque hardens, it turns to something called Tartar, also known as dental calculus.  Tartar has a negative effect on your oral health, so you do not want it building up.  No matter what you have seen or read, it is NOT a good idea to try and remove tartar at home. Queen Creek AZ Best Dentist 

When the tartar is allowed to build up on the teeth and gumline, serious health conditions can develop.  Tartar is stickier and rougher, so plaque sticks to it quite well.  Plaque is the main cause for gum disease and cavities, so this is a very serious condition. 

Tartar also is a cosmetic problem.  It is porous, so it absorbs staining.  When you drink anything like tea or coffee, the tartar will darken.  Queen Creek AZ Best Dentist 

Once plaque has turned to tartar, you will not be able to remove it by brushing.  You may be tempted to try some DIY tartar-removal methods like a dental took kit or the more natural routes that are floating around. #martindental Yes all these ingredients and products are readily available, it is not a good idea to use them.  It takes a lot of education and training to safely remove tartar.  A dental hygienist has to attend college and study for a minimum of 2 years!  Education aside, anyone trying to probe their mouth with sharp or inappropriate tools into their own mouth could easily damage the teeth or gums. 

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