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Tartar in teeth. Which toothpaste is advisable for tartar control and healthy gums?

Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
Hallo kamal
welcome to HCM FORUM
tartar/calculus already depositedon your should be removed through scaling using ultrasonic scalers. this helps remove your tartar and maitainance of healthy gums in the long run.
after this you can go for twice brushing daily with tooth paste containing triclosan, and flossing the teeth regularly. this will be very helpful for your oral hygiene maintainance.
thanks for the concern.
hope i have tried to anwer your query.
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
since you have tartar deposings in your teeth i would advice
you to undergo proper cleaning of your teeth which is called
scaling.once all your tartar is removed mantain your oral
hygiene by regular brushing and flossing.almost all toothpastes
have same ingredients so use any good toothpaste but brushing
technique is very important so consult your dentist to learn
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Tartar is a calcified deposit on the teeth over a period of time.poor oral hygiene aggravates the condition.

If, it is not removed from the teeth it can lead to severe periodontal infection and further bleeding and loosening of teeth and gums.

Therefore i would like to suggest you to go for complete scaling(cleaning)of teeth.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hi Kamal,
I would like to inform you that only toothpaste can not control tarter.Tarter is calcified form of plaque,which is because of improper brushing or poor oral hygiene.there are so many factors affecting healthy teeth and gums like smoking, tooth brushing, mouthwash,food ,sugar intake,type of sugar and frequency of taking sugar,mouth breathing habit,regular dental check ups and scaling etc.
so i will suggest you please visit your dentist first and go for oral prophylaxis done and please understand proper brushing technique from your dentist and follow all the other given instructions properly.
in general to maintain good oral hygiene follow few things-
1.proper tooth brushing twice daily.
2.use mouth wash.
3.stop smoking(if any).
4.regular dental check ups in every 6 months.
hope i answered you query.
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello kamal
since tartar (known as calculus ) is already deposited between your teeth
so what i would like to inform you that since it is minralized you can not take it out with normal brushing and if you try to do so you will only end up damaging you gums
so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get a scaling and currettage done
after that to maintain good oral health you can do following
1.use any tooth paste that contains fluoride and triclosan and remember to brush before you go to sleep after dinner luke warm saline rinses after every meal if possible.....that will make your gums healthy
3.remember to visit your dentist and get scaling done every 6-12 months or as advised by your dentist best of luck
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Thanks for asking...
As calculus has been deposited on your teeth so Scaling and polishing is the treatment for it.
After scaling you can maintain maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day.
Brushing with force is not the best way to remove plaque. The best way is to place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle against your gums and gently move it in a circular motion.
Use antiseptic mouthwash like dresin daily.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tartar or calculus are thick depositions on the tooth surface which are not removed by regular tooth brushing.
I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get complete mouth scaling and polishing done.
Brush your teeth twice daily, use interdental cleaners and dental floss.
Use correct method of brushing the teeth which can be demonstrated by the
Use antispetic mouthwash rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi... thanks for the query...
you can use triclosan containing tooth pastes for that... but this is not the complete cure...
you have to go for scaling and polishing for sure and should maintain good oral hygiene afterwards...
you have to take care of few things like:
1. avoid excessive intake of tea and coffee... especially after tooth brushing... and more care has to be taken of if you are using chlorhexidine mouth rinses...
2. brush twice daily after meals rather than before meals...
3. avoid smoking, tobacco etc...
4. some people are more prone to develop stains and calculus as compared to others... so visit your dentist regularly for clean ups atleast once in every 6 months...
hope it will be helpful for you...
take care...
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
I would suggest you:-
Deep scaling and root planning.
maintain good oral hygiene.
brush your teeth twice daily using toothbrush.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
chlorhexidine mouthrinses can prevent plaque accumulation.
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Avinash BS's  Response
Dear Kamal

Tartar can be removed only by professional cleaning of teeth (scaling) . once cleaning is done dentist will teach you correct brushing technique. as long as your brushing technique is correct, toothpaste doesn't matter much. do visit dentist and get scaling done before you develop any gum disease.

take care

Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

To prevent tartar control,initially you must maintain oral hygiene well.

Get your teeth cleaned.

Rinse your mouth after every meals.

Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses along with toothpaste.

Intake of tea/acidic bevearages has to be limited.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Prosthodontics Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain's  Response
Hi Kamal,
Tartar or calculus are hard deposits on tooth surface especially in areas which can not be cleaned easily with a tooth brush such as front lower teeth(inside) and back teeth. For removal of the debris and calculus you need to visit a dentist. He/she will do scaling and polishing for you resulting in clean healthy teeth and gums.
Once you have got a professional cleaning done then then you can consult your dentist on how to brush your teeth and can maintain on your own. Any paste will do if you use the correct brushing technique.
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Amit Sharma's  Response
hello, the tartar of your teeth /calculus needs to be removed by professional cleaning of tooth with help of ultra sonic instruments.. your dentist can perform it and clean your teeth in 2-3 sittings easily..

it is very difficult to remove by self cleaning/ tooth brush as these deposits are hard and adheres to tooth. you need scaling then later on you can prevent its recurrence again by following all the instructions by doctor.. All toothpaste available in market control tartar/calculus/plaque formation so you can use any toothpaste for it.. it is the technique by which you brush the teeth which is deciding factor more than toothpaste in calculus control.. so ask your dentist about the most suitable brushing technique for you..he will guide you surely.. age factor,teeth arrangement, gum recession etc, all will be factors to be considered while choosing and teaching the brushing method..

I also advise you to use antiseptic mouthwashes after meals, dental floss and proxa/interdental brush to prevent food lodgement in teeth..gently finger massage your gums after brushing your teeth regularly. visit dentist in 6 months to check your oral health status.

take care.
Answered: Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
if you smoke or have any chewing habit, then start to decrease it or stop it.
toothpaste alone will not help , if you have heavy deposits. visit the dentist for th cleaning and polishing.
brush twice daily and use hexidine mouthwash for support for atleast 1 week.
ask the dentist to prescribe the paste according to the dental condition.
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. it is always better to have white teeth. first you go to the dentist and and get it cleaned then you can use paste to avoid recurance, under his guidance. thank you.
Answered: Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
hi dear,
Gingivite, Protect -g , Maccleans sensitive and Mr.White are the best possible tooth pastes for tartar control...... regards.
Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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