What does plaque do? Tartar forms when plaque is left unaddressed. This yellow, rock-hard substance pushes gum tissue away from tooth and root surfaces and eventually leads to loose teeth and even tooth loss. You will be able to see the build up of Tartar. Tartar is easy to see. The stain is harder to remove because it is porous and holds substances like coffee or tobacco. A piece breaking off the back of your teeth can leave a sharp spot where it used to be. Tartar can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums if you try to remove it. The best thing to do is to see a dentist.
Where does tartar usually build up?
Tartar accumulates in the pocket of the gum that wraps around your tooth when it starts to form near your gumlines. Left alone, the tartar grows larger, pushing the gums back and creating a larger pocket.
Can I scrape plaque off my teeth?
Tartar, also known as dental calculus, is formed if plaque is not removed through brushing and flossing. The only way to get rid of plaque is to have it removed at a dental cleaning.
Can tartar be removed by brushing?
Tartar can’t be removed by brushing. It needs to be removed by a dental professional.
Is tartar removal painful?
Tartar removal can be a little painful, but it will go away within a few days.
Can you feel tartar?
Tartar can be seen by how your teeth feel. Tartar makes your teeth feel rough and can’t be brushed alone. Tartar can grow to cover larger areas of the teeth when not removed when it appearsabove the gum line.
What color is tartar?
Tartar is a yellow or brown colored deposit that forms when plaque is deposited on your teeth.