Tartar Build Up
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Tartar builds up around all teeth, if plaque is not cleaned away. Minerals contained in saliva and the position of the saliva glands means the lower front teeth are particularly susceptible. Left unchecked, the plaque will destroy the bond between the teeth and gums, inflame the gum and cause important bone to be lost to gum disease. In extreme cases the build-up of tartar can be so great, as to force the teeth apart.
With regular dental examinations and a routine scale and polish at 3 or 6 monthly intervals, the health of the gums and bone around the teeth can be maintained.