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Noticed black substance on teeth. How do I remove?

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my age is 26 my teeth are healthy but the end teeth a black black some substance are seen help me how they will be removed as i brush twice a day.
Posted Thu, 6 Jun 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later

Thanks for writing in.

I would like to tell you that blackish substance is tartar & gets deposited due to poor oral hygiene because of improper brushing technique.

To maintain proper oral hygiene you need to:-

1. Brush your teeth regularly in proper method.
2. Remove any irritants if any which causes gingivitis.
3. Remove plaque mechanically using chlorhexidine mouthwashes, listerine or triclosan.
4. Use soft bristle toothbrush and dental floss.
5. Brush your teeth in back-forth and up-down motion.
6. Visit your dentist and get your teeth cleaned professionally to remove the subgingival plaque.
7. For whitening of teeth, you may go various options like bleaching.

Hope, I have clarified your query. If any doubt, please feel free to ask.

Dr.Neha Sumra
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