Having control over your life is important. Knowing what you want to do, how you want to do it and being able to accomplish things that way is imperative toward living the life you want. Being able to quickly adapt when things don’t go as planned is also important as life can be full of surprises.
Controlling the health of your teeth is something that is much easier to do. The necessary tools to ensure the greatest health is achieved are readily available, all that’s required is the will and continued effort to make it happen. Tartar is essentially the hardened version of plaque that builds up over time and is a mixture of the bacteria in the mouth and byproducts from food. When the plaque hardens to become tarter it is much harder to get rid of, which makes preventing it in the first place the best option.
Here are some useful tips to help control the build up of tartar in your mouth.
“Power Toothbrush – Studies have found that electronic, or powered, toothbrushes may get rid of plaque better than manual models. No matter which type you use, be sure it has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. These have undergone rigorous quality control and safety tests.
Toothpaste – Choose tartar-control toothpaste with fluoride. It can help prevent plaque from hardening into tartar. Plus, the fluoride will help repair enamel damage. Some products have a substance called triclosan that fights the bacteria in plaque.
Flossing – Floss, floss, floss. No matter how good you are with a toothbrush, dental floss is the only way to remove plaque between your teeth and keep tartar out of these hard-to-reach areas.”
Eating a healthier diet and making sure to rinse out your mouth thoroughly with water after meals will also help prevent the build up of tartar.