- Dimethyl Isosorbide
- Cellulose Gum
- Disodium Phosphate
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
- Sodium Hydroxide
- Methyl Salicylate
- Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate
- Sodium Chlorite
Sonic toothbrushes vibrating at or above 30,000 vibrations per minute work very well with TartarEnd® to remove tartar and plaque both above and below the gum-line.
We and many customers have found the basic Philips ProtectiveClean model 4100 to give excellent tartar and plaque removal results.
The Oral-B Pro 3000 also works well.
Other toothbrushes have not been tested, but sonic toothbrushes vibrating at or above 30,000 vibrations per minute should work well with TartarEnd®.
Sonic toothbrushes give two types of cleaning actions. #1 TOOTH SCRUBBING which is up to 7 times more effective than scrubbing with a manual toothbrush. and #2 DYNAMIC CLEANING which is unique to sonic toothbrushes. The sonic vibrating nylon bristles move pulses of TartarEnd® fluids into tartar and plaque deep between the teeth and gums. Dynamic cleaning with TartarEnd® dissolves and removes tartar and plaque above and below the gum-line beyond the reach of the toothbrush bristles.
The answer is yes, yes, and yes.
If you start using TartarEnd® toothpaste a few days or weeks after a hygiene appointment, your teeth will continue to feel smooth until your next tartar-free hygiene appointment.
If you start using TartarEnd® a few weeks to a few months after a hygiene appointment, your teeth will feel clean and smooth in a few weeks. At your next hygiene appointment your teeth will have no tartar or trace levels of tartar.
If you have built up tartar for 6 months or more before starting to use TartarEnd® it may take months to remove most or all of it. A new layer of tartar forms each day you use a common toothpaste. Thus, in 30 days there will be 30 new layers of tartar on your teeth. In six months there will be 180 layers.
To better understand how TartarEnd® works, imagine how you would remove 30 layers of paint from a carved wooden piece of art. If you use an excellent paint remover it will soften and remove a few layers of paint each time you apply paint remover and scrub away the softened paint. As you apply more paint remover, newly exposed layers of paint will be softened and removed. Soon you will see the bare undamaged wooden art. TartarEnd® toothpaste works like a paint remover, but it dissolves, and softens tartar so it can be removed with a toothbrush.
How can you tell you are making progress removing tartar?
1: Your lower front teeth will quickly change from feeling rough against the tongue to feeling smooth.
2: THIN or Regular Stim-U-Dents (wooden plaque removers ) will pass further between the teeth.
3: You will feel air move more easily between your teeth with the “Breathing Through Teeth” test.
4: At your next hygiene appointment, your teeth will be clean, your gums will be healthy, and any trace levels of tartar will be easily removed.
TartarEnd™ is shipped daily by USPS First Class Domestic and First Class International mail, with tracking, to our US and international customers. Progress through the USPS and International shipments can be tracked by the respective postal websites. You will receive a tracking number upon shipment from TartarEnd LLC. The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed transportation and delivery to some countries.
Yes, this is normal and expected. Your mouth normally contains a significant level of saliva. TartarEnd® uses this saliva to dissolve and soften the tartar, plaque and biofilm in your mouth so your brushing and flossing can remove it.
TartarEnd® works best when it contacts tartar and plaque directly and is not trapped away from tartar and plaque in foam. There are no foaming agents in TartarEnd® such as sulfates, sulfosuccinates or tartrates.
Water flossing after brushing with TartarEnd® works well and is used by some people.
You can use your favorite fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash along with TartarEnd® toothpaste.
- Purified water originates from mountain streams.
- Hydrated Silica is a naturally derived from silica.
- Sorbitol is a naturally occurring polyol found in plants.
- Dimethyl Isosorbide is a made from sorbitol.
- Xylitol is another naturally occurring polyol found in plants
- Cellulose gum is made from naturally occurring cellulose..
- Carrageenan is made from naturally occurring seaweed
- Disodium Phosphate is a sodium salt derived from earth’s phosphate rocks.
- Sodium Hydroxide is used to adjust pH and is found in nature.
- Sodium Chlorite is made from salts found in natural minerals.
- Methyl Salicylate is a major component of oil of wintergreen and sweet birch bark.
- Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride (CCT) is naturally found in coconut/palm oils.
- 2-Ethylhexyl 12-hydroxystearate is made from natural castor oil.
TartarEnd™ Does not contain:
- Artificial colors
- Artificial sweeteners
- Harsh abrasives
Flossing after using TartarEnd® is strongly recommended. Some users do not floss after using TartarEnd™ and occasionally report trace or slight tartar build up in harder to reach places between their teeth.
If you have bleeding gums, you may get a metallic taste in your mouth. Usually this taste, associated with bleeding gums, goes away as the gums get healthier with continued use of TartarEnd®.
Most heavy tartar producers brush twice a day with TartarEnd®. Some people brush only once a day and find no or little tartar at their scheduled hygiene cleaning appointments. The frequency of brushing is dependent on your rate of tartar and plaque build-up. We are not aware of anybody using TartarEnd® three times a day.
Some people also use mouthwash in addition to using TartarEnd® toothpaste.
Tartarend® has a very mild wintergreen flavor.
Disodium Phosphate is used in TartarEnd® to balance pH and is not harmful. Disodium phosphate is found in many foods. TartarEnd®™ toothpaste does not contain any pyrophosphates which can cause irritations to gums.
TartarEnd® contains xylitol which is a naturally occurring sweetener found in some fruits and vegetables. TartarEnd® does not contain any colorants.
TartarEnd® is only supplied in aluminum barrier laminated (ABL) tubes. ABL tubes are more flexible than aluminum tubes. We have tested recyclable aluminum tubes for over three years and have noticed and had reports of the aluminum tubes cracking and leaking over the three to six month normal usage period.