Tartar buildup, also called calculus, is a deposit that forms when plaque hardens on the tooth. Individuals vary greatly in their susceptibility to tartar buildup. For many, these deposits build up faster with age. Tartar buildup is easily noticeable because of its yellow and brown colour on teeth and gums.
When plaque accumulates at excessive levels, it hardens and turns into tartar buildup. Because tartar buildup bonds strongly to enamel, it can only be removed by a dental professional.
While tartar buildup can only be removed by a dental professional, you can avoid tartar buildup by removing plaque. To prevent the build up of plaque, be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily, preferably with a tartar-control fluoride toothpaste like Crest Pro-Health, and floss once a day. Always visit your dentist regularly for oral exams and cleanings.
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste uses a unique system to provide protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, tooth sensitivity, and tartar buildup, while also freshening your breath and providing excellent whitening benefits. The ActivClean crystals in Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste immediately dissolve to form a protective barrier that helps prevent stains from attaching to the tooth's surface and prevent tartar buildup.
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