Teeth Cleaning / Tartar TreatmentSalih ÖNDER
Even if you take the necessary care of your teeth, it is inevitable to have bacteria in your mouth. This may lead to the formation of calculus over time. Tartar is a problem that can cause serious tooth and gum problems if necessary precautions are not taken. Detertrage, that is, dental calculus cleaning performed by specialist physicians, helps to protect your oral health and smile.
What is calculus and how does it form?
Plaque is a sticky layer of millions of bacteria that collects and accumulates on your teeth. Bacteria in dental plaque can cause cavities and gum disease if not cleaned regularly by brushing and flossing. If you don’t brush or floss your teeth enough, plaque can harden and turn into calculus. It is one of the most important causes of gum diseases. Due to its negative effects on oral health, calculus should not be allowed to accumulate on the teeth.
How Does Tartar Affect Oral Health?
Dense calculus layer that accumulates along the gum line can cause worsening of oral health, especially gum diseases. Calculus makes it difficult to brush and floss properly. Increased bacterial activities as a result of insufficient hygiene can cause swelling and redness of your gums and bleeding as a result of brushing. This is the typical symptom of the mildest gum disease known as gingivitis. If oral health deteriorates, serious diseases can occur that can even lead to tooth loss. Excessive plaque and tartar accumulation is one of the causes of bad breath. Tartar can also create cosmetic problems. Since it has a porous structure, it can easily absorb stains. Drinking a highly pigmented beverage such as tea or coffee may darken its color.
How To Clean Teeth?
Once the plaque layer solidifies into calculus, it can no longer be removed with a toothbrush. Dental calculus is a condition that threatens oral health and there is no safe way to do calculus cleaning at home. It is not recommended to use products that are claimed to clean tartar, even if they are natural. It takes expertise to carry out the cleaning process safely and without damaging the gums. For this reason, tartar cleaning should be done with special tools, only by specialist dentists. With Hospitadent’s specialist physicians and state-of-the-art equipment, you can perform the weighing process safely and effectively.
How To Prevent Teeth?
Tartar can only be safely cleaned by your dentist. However, you can take the necessary steps to prevent the formation of dental calculus. The best solution is to not allow tartar to form on your teeth. With a good oral hygiene routine, you can clean plaque before it hardens and help protect your oral health.
Brush your teeth regularly for 2 minutes, twice a day, with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Short-term brushing cannot prevent tartar formation as it cannot remove plaque.
Use dental floss. The toothbrush cannot adequately reach the surfaces between the teeth and gums. No matter how good you are with your toothbrush, flossing is the only way to remove plaque between your teeth and keep calculus out of these hard-to-reach areas.
Choose fluoride toothpastes. Fluoride helps repair damage to tooth enamel.
Pay attention to your diet. Try to eat healthy and limit the sugary foods you eat. Sugary and starchy foods accelerate the growth of bacteria in the mouth.
Do not smoke. Studies show that people who smoke or use other tobacco products are more likely to develop tartar.
Even with excellent brushing and flossing habits, you cannot completely eliminate bacteria in your mouth. For this reason, you should visit your dentist regularly to protect your dental health and remove any plaque layer or tartar that may occur. You can safely perform the weighing process at all Dental Group Hospitadent branches by our specialist physicians.