Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Episode #84: Does anti-tartar toothpaste really work?

April 10, 2023 Dr. Mark Burhenne - Functional Dentist
Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne
Episode #84: Does anti-tartar toothpaste really work?
Show Notes

In a slight detour from our usual undertaking, today’s episode is a somewhat negative review of a patented anti-tartar toothpaste that has been brought to Dr. B’s attention (thank you, Leonard, for the question). After giving a brief background on TartarEnd®, Dr. B lays out the claims of the product and how they measure up to the truth, as well as why the information on its website seems too good to believe. We discuss how to properly check the ingredient list of a product, what you’ll find in TartarEnd® and, more importantly, what’s missing, and the concerns that Dr. B has about this anti-tartar toothpaste. We end with learning about the dangers of using any patented toothpaste and why you should never use a product that hasn’t been backed by scientific studies. 

If you are a representative of TartarEnd® and would like to reach out, we welcome you to do so either via our website,, or through any of our social media channels. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s topic, which is new to Dr. B (and thanks to Leonard for asking) [00:22]
  • Background on the product in question, TartarEnd® [02:08]
  • What TartarEnd® claims to accomplish and how those claims measure up to the truth [02:29]
  • Why the information on the TartarEnd® website seems too good to be true [06:11]
  • How to properly check the ingredient list of any product [06:51]
  • A closer look at the TartarEnd ® ingredients, and notably, what’s missing [07:19]
  • Dr. B’s concerns about the anti-tartar toothpaste [08:40]
  • The problems with the claims made by (any) patented toothpaste [10:30]
  • Why you should stay away from products that have not been backed by studies [14:05]

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Article about vitamin k2

Article about calcium


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