Calculus or Tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque on the teeth. Calculus that develops above the gum line can be especially serious. That’s because the bacteria it harbors may irritate and damage gums. Calculus can be formed easily in the back of lower front teeth and needs to be removed by dental professionals.
Calculus or Tartar
Calculus or tartar generally looks like yellow deposits at the base of of your teeth just above the gum line. Some people form heavy calculus deposits rapidly while others form little or no mineralized deposits. This is due to differences in the saliva, the types of plaque bacteria and personal dental care routine. Calculus is formed constantly. We will find less or thin crust of calculus in those who have it removed more frequently. The thick crust of calculus will be challenging and take longer time for the removal and cleaning.
The dentist will use special tools to remove plaque and calculus as much as possible. This needs to be done regularly as calculus is formed constantly from saliva. At The Dentist Clinic we provide a rapid scaling service using a modern equipment “P5 Newtron” . You will find a new, pain-free scaling experience. Your mouth will be photographed for professional diagnosis and to facilitate your understanding of the procedures. With the clarification provided by the dentist, the customer will feel more comfortable in our treatment and take prompt actions towards the calculus. Regular scaling could prevent further damage such as gum disease which is a more complicated treatment and entail higher expenses.
The best way to prevent the build up of calculus is proper and thorough brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Oral check-up and scaling with experienced professionals every 6 months are also necessary to minimize the calculus.