Also known as Tartar, Dental Calculus is a formation of plaque on the teeth. The hardened plaque mineralizes on teeth which releases acids. These acids break down tooth enamel leading to tooth decay and cavities. It all starts due to irregular and improper dental health. If tartar is not removed and gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress into a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis, whereby pockets form between the gums and teeth.
HOW IS DENTAL CALCULUS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of dental abrasion is done by a dentist who will perform a thorough physical examination and get details of medical history and dental care routine to detect the cause of the problem.
HOW IS DENTAL CALCULUS TREATED?
The treatment will be carried out by the dentist or the dental hygienist with the help of a scaling or clean up session where the calculus will be scraped off with the requisite tools.
DID YOU KNOW?
Using a toothpaste with zinc citrate is recommended if you are prone to plaque formation on your teeth.