- Purified water originates from mountain streams.
- Hydrated Silica is made from silica. Silica forms about 12% of the earth surface.
- Sorbitol is a naturally occurring polyol found in berries and fruits.
- Dimethyl Isosorbide is made from sorbitol.
- Xylitol is a natural polyol found in fruits, vegetables, and other plants.
- Cellulose gum is made from trees, cotton, or other plants
- Carrageenan is made from an edible seaweed called Irish Moss.
- Disodium Phosphate is a salt derived from the earth’s phosphate rocks.
- Sodium Hydroxide is manufactured from salt water (brine).
- Sodium Chlorite is made from salts found in earth’s minerals.
- Methyl Salicylate is a component in the oil of wintergreen and sweet birch bark.
- Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride is naturally found in coconut or palm oils.
- 2-Ethylhexyl 12-hydroxy stearate is made from castor oil and other plants.
TartarEnd® ingredients are gluten-free.
TartarEnd® ingredients are derived from plants or vegetables. TartarEnd does not contain any animal-derived or animal by-products
TartarEnd® ingredients work best in contact with tartar and plaque above and below the gum line and not in bubbles away from the tartar and plaque. Foam offers no benefits in cleaning power and interferes with TartarEnd®’s ability to penetrate and dissolve tartar and plaque.
TartarEnd® is shipped daily from our fulfillment center in Pennsylvania by USPS First Class Domestic and First-Class International mail to our US and International customers. Orders received before 2:00 PM EST are shipped the same day, Monday through Friday. The progress of domestic and international shipments can be tracked by entering the USPS tracking number in the USPS tracking site. https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input The tracking number is sent to each customer when the order label is prepared for shipment.
TartarEnd® Toothpaste is supplied in two flavors. The original flavor is mild wintergreen for customers who do not want much flavor in their toothpaste. A newly introduced flavor called “Minty Wintergreen” is for those who want a strong flavor in their toothpaste.
TartarEnd® was initially developed as a mouthwash and does not need abrasives to remove tartar and plaque. TartarEnd® was formulated into a thin paste to make it easy to apply to a toothbrush. TartarEnd® uses saliva to liquefy and spread its ingredients so they can penetrate, dissolve, and soften tartar while the vibrations of a toothbrush remove tartar and plaque.
Sonic toothbrushes use two types of cleaning actions. #1 SONIC BRUSHING is up to 7 times more effective than manual brushing—and #2 DYNAMIC CLEANING is unique to sonic toothbrushes. The sonic vibrations of nylon bristles send 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 oral-care section of this website discusses examples of these brushing actions.
Sonic toothbrushes fitted with compact or children-sized medium nylon bristles vibrating at or above 30,000 vibrations per minute work very well with TartarEnd® to remove tartar and plaque above and below the gum line.
The Philips ProtectiveClean Models gives excellent tartar and plaque removal results.
The Oral-B Pro 3000 works well.
Toothbrushes with soft nylon gum bristles have not worked as well at removing tartar and plaque.
The brushing frequency depends on the rate of tartar and plaque build-up. Most heavy tartar producers brush twice a day with TartarEnd®.
If you start using TartarEnd® a few weeks to a few months after a hygiene appointment, your lower front teeth will quickly feel smooth against the tongue. At your next hygiene appointment, your teeth will have no or only trace levels of tartar.
If you have built up tartar for six months or more before starting to use TartarEnd®, it may take months to remove most or all of it. This is because a new layer of tartar forms each day you use ordinary or other tartar-control toothpastes. Thus, in six months, there could be 180 layers. TartarEnd® will remove tartar a few layers of tartar from the top layer down each time you use it. It will also loosen the bond between tartar and the tooth enamel. Some users report chunks of tartar breaking free for tooth enamel while brushing or flossing.
To better understand how TartarEnd® works, imagine removing 30 layers of paint from a piece of wood. An excellent paint remover will soften and remove a few layers of paint each time you apply paint remover and scrub away the softened paint. As you use more paint remover, newly exposed layers of paint will be softened and removed. Soon you will see the bare wood surface. TartarEnd® toothpaste works in a similar manner, but it dissolves and softens tartar and plaque so they can be removed with a toothbrush.
1: Your lower front teeth will quickly change from feeling rough against the tongue to feel smooth.
2: THIN Stim-U-Dents (wooden plaque removers ) will pass further between the teeth.
3: Gums will stop bleeding, and gum sensitivity will lessen or disappear.
4: At the next hygiene appointment, your teeth will be clean, and your gums will not bleed. Any remaining tartar will be softer and easy to remove.
Flossing after using TartarEnd® is strongly recommended. Tartar is rock hard before TartarEnd® dissolves and softens it. Flossing after brushing removes additional soft tartar in harder-to-reach places between their teeth.
Water flossing after brushing with TartarEnd® works well and is preferred by some customers.
Fluoride changes the composition of tooth enamel to make it more resistant to acid erosion and cavity formation. These strong acids are formed by bacteria found in tartar and plaque.
TartarEnd® Toothpaste does not need this added erosion resistance because TartarEnd removes tartar, plaque and strong acids from the teeth and gum pockets. People who use TartarEnd toothpaste twice each day normally have teeth that are free of tartar and plaque and high levels of acids. Any trace levels of acids which are present are neutralized and washed away by saliva.
“Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. Research shows that it protects against gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral infections. A thin film of saliva covers teeth and buffers against bacteria, while antimicrobial agents in saliva kill disease-causing bacteria. As saliva moves around the mouth, it sweeps away small bits of food that feed the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.”
You can use fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash along with TartarEnd® toothpaste. We do not recommend using fluoride products that contain ingredients that are known to cause gum irritations such as meta or polyphosphates, SLS, parabens, peroxides, or cinnamon flavorings.
TartarEnd® does not contain any colorants, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners.
Disodium Phosphate is not harmful and is used in TartarEnd® to neutralize acids and balance pH. Disodium phosphate is found in many foods. TartarEnd® toothpaste contains no pyrophosphates or polyphosphates, which can cause gum irritations.
TartarEnd toothpaste has a slightly basic pH of 8.8 which neutralizes the acids produced by bacteria.
RDA is a method of measuring the erosive effect of abrasives in toothpaste on tooth dentin. TartarEnd® toothpaste is considered a low-abrasive toothpaste with an RDA below 60. The RDA of TartarEnd® is similar to that found in children’s and sensitive teeth toothpastes.
TartarEnd® is enamel safe and safe with retainers, bridges, crowns, posts, veneers, fillings, and other dental appliances.