called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on
Sometimes Tartar can also form at and
underneath the gum line and can irritate gum
also gives plaque more surface area on which to
grow and a much stickier surface to adhere,
which can lead to more serious conditions, such
as cavities and gum disease.
only can tartar threaten the health of your
teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic
Because tartar is more porous, it absorbs
stains easily and makes your smile noticeably
you are a coffee or tea drinker, or if you
smoke, it is especially important to prevent
unlike plaque, which is a colorless film of
bacteria, is a mineral buildup that's fairly
easy to see if it not under the gum line.
most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown
color to teeth or gums.
way to prevent buildup is by brushing and
flossing regularly, once tartar has formed,
only a visit to the office can remove it.
sure fire way to know about, and get rid of the
build up is to come in for regular routine
process for removing tartar is called scaling.
During scaling, we use special
instruments to remove tartar from your teeth
above and below the gum line.
threatens good oral health, once it forms, only
a professional cleaning can remove it.