Dental Tartar is also known as dental calculus. It is the hardened plaque which has been allowed to build up on the teeth and it can cause varied symptoms starting from bleeding gums or gingivitis to inflammation and even bad breath.
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR DIAGNOSED?
A dentist diagnoses dental tartar by examining the teeth and checking the clinical manifestations
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR TREATED?
Tartar of teeth can be avoided by proper brushing. Also, tartar build-up can be removed with ultrasonic tools or dental hand instruments such as a periodontal scaler
DID YOU KNOW?
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. Those pockets become infected by bacteria beneath the gums.