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Tartar is a dangerous and toxic substance that can severely harm your smile. In fact, it can severely irritate your gums, infect your gum pockets, and deteriorate the underlying bone. This substance is usually related to gum disease. It’s best to prevent the growth of tartar on your smile as much as possible.

The first thing you can do is keep up on oral hygiene. This doesn’t mean you just need to brush twice a day. This means you need to brush twice a day as well as floss and rinse daily. These things can help you remove plaque from your teeth, which is a white, sticky film that turns into tartar when it’s not removed.

The second thing you need to do is use proper oral hygiene tools while you clean your smile. It’s best to use tartar-control toothpaste, easy-to-use floss, and antiseptic mouthwash. You can also use an electric or powered toothbrush because there are some studies that show that these brushes can better eliminate plaque.

The third thing you need to do is visit Dr. Samuel Yee DDS every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. The treatments provided are the only ones that can completely remove tartar from your smile.

If you have any questions about tartar in Aliso Viejo, California, or about how to keep your smile in tip-top shape, please call Samuel Yee DDS INC at 949-831-3111 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!