Doctors for Dental Calculus in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Dental calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid in plaque on the teeth. Calculus can form both along the gum line and within the narrow sulcus that exists between the teeth and the gingiva. The clinical manifestations are bad breath, receding gums, chronically inflamed gingiva.
HOW IS DENTAL CALCULUS DIAGNOSED?
Dentists can diagnose calculus based on dental examination. They make use of a mirror and dental explorers to check the extent to which dental calculus has grown. In some cases a dental X-ray may be required
HOW IS DENTAL CALCULUS TREATED?
The best way to treat dental calculus is to prevent it. Prevention is simple by following a proper dental hygiene that involves a proper brushing regime twice daily along with regular dental cleaning visits. Smoking and diabetes can increase the presence and occurrence of dental calculus.
DID YOU KNOW?
Using a toothpaste with zinc citrate is recommended if you are prone to plaque formation on your teeth.