Can Tartar Loose By Itself When Brushing Teeth?
When I brush my teeth, there is loose tartar, can the tartar slip off without having to go to the dentist?
Thank you for the question.
Tartar is formed due to hardening of food debris that has accumulated around the teeth. This condition can be the focus of infection which is prone to trigger inflammation of the gums. Not only that, infection around tartar can also enter the sides of the tooth and cause the formation of an abscess (pus-filled sac). The presence of tartar can also make bad breath become unpleasant.
Tartar, sometimes it can be released by itself, such as when brushing teeth hard, collide with hard food, or also rinse with mouth rinses antiseptic. However, if only with this treatment, certainly not all tartar can be cleaned perfectly. It is probable that there is residual tartar left, which can cause complications as above if not handled properly.
Therefore, so that your tartar is handled properly, you need to do a direct examination to the dentist for scaling. That way, complications due to tartar as mentioned above can be prevented and the health of your teeth and mouth are more awake.
To avoid the problem of tartar that is disturbing, you need to:
Diligently brush your teeth 2-3 times a day
Clean also between your teeth from food scraps
Gargle with an antiseptic mouth rinse
Do not smoke
Not accustomed to eating before going to bed, especially foods that contain high carbohydrates
Go to the dentist regularly, every 6 months
Hope this helps ...