i want to clean the tartar off my teeth my goddamn self. I haven't seen any info on this other than "definitely don't do it".

i want to clean the tartar off my teeth my goddamn self. I haven't seen any info on this other than "definitely don't do it". but im sure someone must be doing this. how hard can it possibly be? i usually clean under the gums with a plastic pick and am pretty familiar with how to do that safely. a dentists pick is just sharp and metal and im guessing there's some technique involved. any info? tia

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based freethinker, unshackled from the grip of big dental. Report results.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use a pick to remove the calculus that builds up behind and in-between my front teeth. For the stuff under the gums, I think a water pick might be the best option, but I don't own one and can't vouch for it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      those water blasters are sortof like using floss i think. they will remove soft material that the toothbrush doesn't get. a plastic or wooden pick won't remove calcified material the way a metal dentist's pick will.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I think a water pick might be the best option, but I don't own one and can't vouch for it.
      I own it and vouch for it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Water picks are based. Normal ways of flossing made my gums bleed, whereas my water pick just straight up shoots all the shit out of my teeth and the stream is able to get into every spot without trouble, and it doesn't make my gums bleed.
      Even off-brand ones get the job done really fucking good.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've got something for you, op

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it’s mostly to be whiter, do you know if band work or should I pays the dentis ??

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how about regular use of Floss under gum line and Listerine Total for control of tarter

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you can do this to remove material before it calcifies but once it calcifies you can't remove it like this you have to get at it with surgical steel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oral Calculus or Tarter

        hydroxyapatite, Ca 5(PO 4) 3OH and octacalcium phosphate, Ca 8H 2(PO 4) 6 · 5 H 2O.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's pretty clear to me where the tartar deposits are on my teeth. i can pull at it with a shitty plastic toothpick, but the material just isn't hard enough to remove it.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also interested in this. Thinking about using a small knife. Any tips?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my wife owns her own metal dental pick and scrapes the tartar off her own teeth once every couple of months. i'm sure you can find how to videos as well to figure out dos and don'ts for scraping your teeth. the garden gnome fears the self periodontal and dental care manager.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nice can you put her on i have some questions

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    looks fine to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUhxg-do80

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    calculus is there for a reason, it protects part of the tooth prone to collect bacteria from developing cavities. You ever see those videos of people who get 20 years of calculus removed? They have perfect teeth under there. Dentists just want to fuck up your teeth to make more money. Don't believe me, when was the last time your dentist recommended you a toothpaste with NovaMin?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao but the problem isn't the teeth its the gums which will be permanently damaged and will not grow back causing your idiot perfect teeth to fall out or something like that

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

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        his gums look fine to me. And this is an extreme case of someone who didn't even brush for 20 years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao but the problem isn't the teeth its the gums which will be permanently damaged and will not grow back causing your idiot perfect teeth to fall out or something like that

      https://youtu.be/1zzFa6zLBD8?t=91

      his gums look fine to me. And this is an extreme case of someone who didn't even brush for 20 years

      Didn't get teeth cleaned from age 15 to 24 and let the plaque gradually build up even tho I brushed regularly. Never flossed tho.

      Had a lot of gum recession and some of my teeth have eroded too. The ones in the bottom row in the front have small spaces between them now, but they used to touch originally.

      Dental cleaning costs around $100-$200. At least get it done once a year.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have literally used one of those in op image to help scrape calculus build up for years, went to dentist 2 months ago for the first time in literally a decade and I was very nervous about what they would day but they cleaned and polished them and said they are great. So idk guess it works? But I don't drink a lot of fizzy drinks or smoke and I eat well so could also be that

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    evidently, they sell vibrating scaler picks in china like its no big deal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Searching for "tartar" on the express of the ali variety yields this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why in the fuck would a vibrating one be any better what

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ultrasonic instrument tip will physically break up tarter

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            stop making shit up

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          vibration is what they use to perform periodontal scaling

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i use these to pick the hard shit off its not that difficult, but i only get accumulation in one spot on front teeth

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    oy vey! not getting yout teeth cured by the dentist guild is antisemitic! shut this thread down immediately!

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve literally picked off tartar with my fingers it’s not that hard to clean yourself. Just be careful you don’t poke your gums if you’re using metal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I’ve literally picked off tartar with my fingers
      no you haven't

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most fearmongering dental professionals will tell you how you could wear down your enamel! Well apparently they also remove enamel in most procedures. So fuck them. They're YOUR teeth. Not to mention, having this stuff promotes bacteria which are wearing down your teeth anyway.

    Seeing just how much enamel there is relative to the tooth, is losing less than 1mm really a big deal (If that even happens) to remove something that's been annoying you for years? I don't think so. I wish I'd done it sooner.

    The other scare is "damaging the gums" well don't wave it around like a retard and make safe movements. I'd be far more worried about some stranger who doesn't have to live with the consequences fucking up my gums.

    My best advice is to just go easy at first, do 5-10 mins of cleaning, see how you feel, re-mineralise, give it a week. Then go back and clean harder. etc.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      By the way, dentin is sensitive. The lower down you go, the more careful you should be.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what are you a pussy?

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