Oral Care & Instructions for TartarEnd®

A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Tartar and Plaque Removal

4 steps to tartar and plaque free teeth

Recommended Procedure

  1. Brush twice daily.
  2. Put a ½” stripe of TartarEnd® on a compact or children’s medium bristle brush head fitted to a high tip-speed (amplitude) sonic toothbrush.
  3. Spread the toothpaste over the teeth with a greater amount on the heavier tartar build-up.
  4. Turn on the brush. TartarEnd LLC recommends brushing the top teeth for the first minute. This allows TartarEnd ingredients to flow down and soak the lower front teeth for a longer time. The lower front teeth tend to have the most tartar buildup. The recommended tooth brushing sequence is:
    1. Top outside ( 30 sec. )
    2. Top inside (30 sec.)
    3. Bottom outside ( 30 sec. )
    4. Bottom inside (30 sec.)
    5. For additional tartar removal, turn the brush on again and brush an additional 30 seconds on areas with heavy build-up
  5. Spit out brushing fluids
  6. Floss AFTER brushing with TartarEnd®.
  7. Rinse with water.

Toothbrush Recommendations

For Heavy Tartar Producers

  • The video clip shown below is a high amplitude sonic toothbrush vibrating at 30,000 vibrations per minute in a glass of water.
  • High tip-speed (amplitude) sonic toothbrushes remove more tartar and plaque beyond the tips of the toothbrush bristles by a process called dynamic brushing. These advanced fluid dynamics remove more tartar and plaque between the teeth and below the gumline than is possible with most sonic toothbrushes.

For Mild to Moderate Tartar Producers

  • Slower sonics with less tip-speed (amplitude), electric, and mechanical toothbrushes are reported to remove all or most tartar above the gumline between scheduled hygiene appointments.

Popular Flossers (Floss after brushing with TartarEnd toothpaste)

  • Good results are reported by customers using the following types of flossers.  The THIN wooden flossers work very well when removing heavy tartar buildup between the teeth.
    • String or Tape Floss
    • Wooden flossers – Stim-U-Dent THIN
    • Water flossers
    • Floss Trees or Floss Brushes

The Philips Sonicare Series 4100 toothbrush

A very good yet inexpensive high amplitude sonic toothbrush (30,000 VPM) when used at its high-speed setting.

Brush Head Recommendations

Philips Sonicare ProResults Compact Brush Heads

Philips Sonicare Proresults Compact Brush Heads model HX6023/64 gives excellent cleaning action

  • Compact or Children’s Toothbrush heads are preferred. These smaller brush heads fit better in tighter spaces and are better at removing tartar in hard-to-reach locations such as the lower inside front teeth.
  • Medium stiffness bristles work best with TartarEnd® toothpaste.
  • Soft bristles, sometimes called gum bristles are not recommended.
  • Manual toothbrushes work for light to moderate tartar producers.

Recommended Brush Heads

  • Compact Toothbrush Heads work best.
  • They clean better in hard to reach places.
  • Easier to focus cleaning action in problem areas.
  • Philips Sonicare Proresults Compact Brush Heads model HX6023/64 gives excellent cleaning action

How to test your Sonic Toothbrush at home

Compare your sonic toothbrush’s brushing action to the very good brushing action of the relatively inexpensive Philips Sonicare Series 4100 ( set at high speed ) shown in this video.

  1. Fill a clear glass to the top with water on a water-resistant countertop as water may splash out of the glass when the sonic toothbrush is turned on.
  2. Hold your sonic toothbrush head with the bristles about ¼ inch below the water surface as shown in the video.
  3. Turn on your toothbrush. A high tip-speed sonic toothbrush will show rapid water and cavitation bubbles similar to those in the video. This sonic brushing action sends pulses of  TartarEnd® ingredients deep between the teeth and at least 5 millimeters below the gum line to give the best tartar and plaque removal.