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Know Dental Plaque

Know Dental Plaque

What is dental plaque or dental tartar?

Dental tartar is mineralized and solidified dental plaque.

Unlike dental plaque which is removed regularly through good brushing of the teeth, tartar can no longer be removed with a toothbrush.

  • In France, tartar is generally removed by a dentist: descaling.
  • In other countries, this act may be delegated to a dental hygienist, under the supervision of the dentist.
  • teeth scaling is done using ultrasonic devices or by hand.
  • These instruments can dislodge supra- and subgingival calculus.

Tartar mainly forms on the lingual surface (i.e. on the tongue side) of the lower incisors.

  • saliva contains a high concentration of calcium, which facilitates mineralization.
  • Tartar is also observed on the vestibular side (i.e. on the cheek side) of the upper first molars.
  • If tartar is deposited more rarely elsewhere, it can affect all teeth in the case of poor oral hygiene.

Tartar forms more or less quickly depending on the individual. The phenomenon depends on different factors.

  • Quality of brushing: the better the dental plaque is removed, the less tartar can form.
  • Characteristics of saliva (pH, buffering power, quantity, etc.)

Action of exogenous agents. Tobacco, radiation or certain medications cause a reduction or suppression of salivary flow.

  • Increased risk of development of bacterial plaque and, consequently, tartar.
  • Tartar, normally clear, can be colored either by blood or by the consumption of products such as tea, coffee or tobacco.
  • It can have shades more or less close to dark brown.
  • This type of coloring is observable in cavities or stopped cavities.

Tartar can be deposited on the entire surface of the teeth. We distinguish:

  • Supragingival tartar: this is what can be seen with the naked eye.
  • It is generally whitish in color.
  • Subgingival tartar: this is tartar which has been deposited on the root of the tooth, protected from the gum, at the level of the periodontal pockets.
  • It is often much darker.
  • This tartar is the most damaging: the bacteria are protected inside the pocket, and gradually the aerobic flora transforms into offensive flora.


Charcoal is an ally in reducing dental plaque.

  • Charcoal has the ability to dissolve dental plaque more quickly.

  • With each brushing, a toothbrush with charcoal crystals dissolves more dental plaque.

  • Having less residual dental plaque therefore reduces tartar formation.
  • It's not about having a black toothbrush, you really need filaments with active crystals.
  • Fashions are often destructive of the reality of needs and technicality.
  • As dental plaque is formed by bacteria, it is important to have a clean and effective toothbrush.
  • The Silver care ONE Charcoal toothbrush has a base coated with pure silver, upon contact with water an ionic action occurs.
  • This natural action destroys 95% of the 10 million bacteria present in toothbrushes every 24 hours.

Silver Care didn't invent anything, it was nature that created this phenomenon, we simply adapted it to dental hygiene.

  • Brushing your teeth with a ONE Charcoal toothbrush will be beneficial for your teeth and gums.
  • Thanks to this SILVER CARE ONE ionic technique, you can keep your toothbrush for 3 months.
  • Just change your mind, let's together save more than 1,200 tonnes of plastic thrown away for nothing every year.

Important: brushing your teeth with a Silver Care Charcoal toothbrush is not magic, it will take time to dissolve tartar but it is essential to consult a dentist for scaling and then maintain this cleaning with Silver Care.

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