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There are many things that can harm your smile, and tartar is one of them. Tartar is a toxic substance that threatens your teeth and gums and promotes gum disease. It’s best to keep tartar away from your smile as much as possible, and Dr. Grant R Young and our dental team are happy to help you do so.

We first recommend keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you need to do more than just brush twice a day. In addition to brushing, you need to floss between each tooth and rinse your mouth daily. These things can help you remove the plaque from your smile, which is the substance that turns into tartar if it’s not removed in a timely manner.

The second thing we recommend is using the proper oral hygiene tools when you clean your smile. Those tools are tartar-control toothpaste, floss that is easy to use, antiseptic mouthwash, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you would like, you can use an electric toothbrush instead of a manual toothbrush. Some studies have shown that powered brushes can more effectively remove plaque from the teeth.

The third thing we recommend is to visit Grant R Young DDS every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. The cleaning treatments provided are the only ways to completely remove tartar from your teeth and gums, so it’s important to keep up with these appointments as much as possible.

Do you have questions about how to prevent tartar growth in Wausau, Wisconsin? If so, call our office now and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 715-845-6222 and we will be more than happy to help you!