Your dentist or hygienist should show you the correct way to brush and floss. General steps for preventing and removing tartar or plaque on your teeth include:
Well-balanced meals are also recommended for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Tartar and plaque on teeth; Calculus
Jones R, Baustian GH, Pearson RL, et al. Gingivitis. First Consult. Elsevier. March 23, 2011.
Updated by: Ilona Fotek, DMD, MS, Palm Beach Prosthodontics Dental Associates, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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