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Dental Tartar Scraper And Remover Set

What is Dental Tartar and why does it build up on teeth? Dental tartar is a sticky substance that builds upon the surface of teeth due to prolonged exposure to plaque. It is a yellow to a brownish-yellow substance that builds up on teeth. It usually includes a plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Disease-causing bacteria thrive best in warm, moist environments. The enamel covering tooth surfaces has microscopic pits and valleys which provide nooks for this type of bacteria to grow. Tartar accumulates even faster if saliva isn't sufficient enough in washing away food debris and the sticky tar-like layers of plaque from chewing surfaces - such as when eating potato chips, popcorn, gum, or iced teas with sugar. What does dental tartar do? Dental tartar provides a perfect environment for plaque formation. Plaque is visible as a white coating on the teeth right below the gum line, which once established is difficult to remove by brushing alone. The tartar can cause discoloration, disin