Anyone would love to put on their best smiles. Smiling has been one of the best positive gestures when it comes to socializing and self mood. It makes you look friendly, approachable, young, and attractive. However, not everyone have the confidence to smile, especially when there are tartar on their teeth.
What is tartar?
Tartar is what happens when you don’t brush your teeth regularly. When you go for hours or days without brushing your teeth, bacteria begins to accumulate in your mouth. This causes plaque – a soft and sticky film that’s loaded with bacteria, which then causes gum disease and tooth decay when not removed through regular brushing and flossing. When the plaque hardens on the teeth’s surface, it forms a yellow and brown deposit located at or slightly below the gumline. This deposit is called tartar.
When tartar accumulates, it causes an inflammation of the gum tissue which can be severely painful. The gum swelling makes it difficult to eat, or speak. In the world of medicine, this condition is called Gingivitis and its top two symptoms are gum inflammation and bleeding. Gingivitis can be cured with medicine, proper oral hygiene, treatments, and home remedies but when these are not done at the soonest possible time, the condition can develop into periodontitis.
This leads us to the question: What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is far more complicated than gingivitis. It’s a condition where the tissue surrounding the tooth is inflamed, which then causes the gums to shrink and the teeth to loosen. The worst case scenario for periodontitis is tooth loss which makes things a lot worse because we all know how expensive dentures are these days.
All hope is not lost because tartar formation is preventable. The solution is quite simple: you just have to floss and brush your teeth after each meal. This is easy for those who work at home because they have easy access to their trusty toothbrush. However, this raises a concern for those who have busy schedules and are spend most of their time outside the house. Some people bring their toothbrushes with them to school or to their office so they can maintain good oral hygiene. Others, however, end up brushing their teeth twice or once a day.