In spite of good home care, some tartar formation concerns most people – and to some it constitutes a problem.
Tartar is a deposit of saliva and plaque hardened on the tooth surface, and it can no longer be removed by means of home care. If tartar remains in the gingival pocket, it will cause gum inflammation. The clearest indication of this may be bleeding gums when you brush your teeth.
Further advanced, the activity of the bacteria causing the gum inflammation weakens the attachment of the tooth, deepens the gingival pocket between the tooth and the gum, and may ultimately lead to the tooth coming loose.
Tartar must be removed regularly. A gum operation or a fixing of the teeth may sometimes be helpful in the treatment of deepened gingival pockets.