Dental Care To prevent tartar

Dental Care To prevent tartar / Health News
How to prevent tartar: Clean, clean, clean
Each time after brushing, a new coating forms on the teeth, which is also called plaque or biofilm. If this is not removed regularly, then you run the risk of tartar. As a result, it can cause tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontitis.

No one comes past brushing his teeth
Regular brushing is believed by experts to be the most effective way to effectively prevent tooth decay and prevent gingivitis and toothache. It also depends heavily on the right technology. Shaking and brushing is particularly useful, according to dentists. If you want to avoid plaque and its consequences, you should brush your teeth with fluoride-containing toothpaste twice a day and also clean the interdental spaces once a day. For example, with dental floss or interdental brushes, as Prof. Dietmar Oesterreich, Vice President of the Federal Dental Association, said in a message the news agency dpa.

Those who do not regularly remove dental plaque risk tartar and consequently caries, gingivitis or periodontitis. (Image: ALDECAstudio /

Bacteria are easier to colonize
If this does not happen, minerals from the saliva and food will accumulate on the plaque. As a result, tartar, which is reinforced on the inside of the lower anterior teeth and on the outside of the upper molars, said the expert. "Above all, the tooth necks and the interdental spaces are affected." By tartar oral hygiene is difficult, bacteria can settle easier. As a result, it can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis. These are notable for bleeding, swelling and sometimes also for bad breath.

Tills pay tartar removal once a year
"Tartar must be removed by the dentist," said Austria. The costs are covered once a year by the statutory health insurance. A professional dental cleaning (PZR) can also make sense. Although this is not a statutory benefit, according to a survey, there are now grants from the PZR about every second fund. Consumer advocates, however, have repeatedly criticized in the past that the professional teeth cleaning is often offered too expensive and comparisons worthwhile. (Ad)