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If you want a strong, successful, and healthy smile, then you need to keep tartar away from your teeth and gums. Tartar is a substance that plaque turns into if it’s not removed in a timely manner. If you’re not careful, the toxic substance can irritate the gums, infect the gum tissues, and deteriorate the underlying jawbone. It’s important to prevent the growth of tartar as much as possible or at least remove it regularly.

The first thing you can do to do so is clean your smile frequently. Now, when we say this, we don’t mean you just need to brush twice a day. In addition to brushing, you also need to floss your teeth and rinse your mouth daily. These things can help you remove the plaque from your teeth.

The second thing you can do is use the proper oral hygiene tools to clean your smile. It’s best to use tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. They can include easy-to-use floss, antiseptic mouthwash, tartar-control toothpaste, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. When it comes to choosing between a manual and electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. However, there have been some studies that have shown electric brushes remove more plaque from the teeth.

The third thing you can do is visit Dr. Carolyn Yu twice a year for your six-month check-ups. The cleaning treatment provided can completely remove the tartar from your teeth.

To learn more about tartar in Pinole, California, please don’t be afraid to contact Carolyn L. Yu, DDS at 510.974.2147 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team looks forward to helping you!