Teeth with tartar: how to remove it?

One of the most common reasons for consultation at the dentist is teeth with tartar. Dental tartar, or calculus, is caused by a buildup of bacteria and debris in the mouth. that end up calcifying because they have not been removed in time. However, there is no need to worry as there are different techniques and treatments to prevent their effects from going any further. 

Do you want to know what tartar is, how to eliminate it, what are its causes and what are its consequences on our health? Keep reading this article to solve all your doubts.

What is tartar?

The first thing you should know about tartar teeth is what exactly this type of calcification is. 

Tartar is a kind of thin and crystalline layer in which we can find the different germs that are located in the mouth. If not treated in time with good oral health, it can be aggravated..

It should be noted that it is not only a question of esthetics, but tartar is also directly involved in various oral infections.

Main causes of dental tartar

Daily hygiene is essential and, if we talk about the mouth, it is necessary to maintain healthy teeth to strengthen and improve our health. This implies carrying out a routine of at least three brushings a day and an annual visit to the dentistin the event that we are not following any specific treatment.

If dental plaque is not removed, it tends to harden over time and cause tartar problems. It is important to avoid reaching this point since teeth with tartar cannot be effectively treated at home.

How do we know if we have tartar? When we observe that our teeth become tartar, we can yellowish or, in more severe cases, brownish tone and its surface becomes rough.

This type of reactions may also be due to:

Difficulty of access during tooth brushing

Depending on how the teeth are positioned, there may be areas that are difficult to access when brushing, so dental floss should be used to prevent food debris from accumulating between the teeth or in the back of the mouth.

Saliva pH

If the pH of our saliva is not at the recommended acidity levels, it will be much easier for tartar to form on our teeth. How to avoid it? With a good diet and a daily oral cleaning routine.

What consequences can teeth with tartar have on our health?

Among the main consequences of dental tartar we can highlight the following:


The accumulation of debris and sediment in our mouth can cause inflammation and irritation of the gums. This is usually accompanied by blood every time we brush our teeth. Gingivitis is a disease that can be treated in order to reduce the inflammation of the mouth and prevent it from turning into periodontitis.


The widespread presence of bacteria and germs can cause bad breath, or halitosis. If we want to avoid it, we should not neglect our daily oral hygiene.


Teeth with tartar are exposed to deterioration caused by bacterial plaque. In this way, the enamel ends up weakening being an important focus of caries and oral infections so it is very important to remedy it if we do not want to lose any tooth.


As mentioned above, if gingivitis is not treated in time, it can lead to irreversible periodontitis.

Digestive problems

Digestive problems may be caused by oral infections. They can also have repercussions on cardiovascular diseases.

Treatments for teeth with tartar

Depending on the particular case of each patient there are different options and techniques for treatment. Some examples are the Dental prophylaxis or the Root scaling.

Recommendations to avoid oral tartar

As we have been indicating throughout the article, the main recommendation is to prevent the appearance of tartar by keeping a balanced diet next to a daily dental hygiene routine based on tooth brushing, which should be complemented with periodic visits to the dentist or odontologist.

This is the only way to avoid the appearance of gastric or dental diseases, loss of teeth or gum infection.

The dentists of the B & J Dental Clinic are experts in all types of treatments such as Periodontal microbiology or the Periodontics. If you are experiencing tartar problems do not hesitate to visit us in our clinics of the Horseshoe y Gabias. Get in contact with us and book your appointment now. You will receive individualized and personalized attention.