Doctors for Dental Tartar in Poovattuparamba, Kochi
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Dental tartar is the hardened form of dental plaque. Dental tartar forms due to precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid which is present in plaque on teeth. Dental tartar forms a rough surface on teeth, which promotes further formation of plaque leading to gum disease. Symptoms are:
• Bad breath
• Formation of a yellow or brownish coating on teeth
• Receding gums
• Chronically inflamed gum line
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR DIAGNOSED?
The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown color to teeth or gums. The diagnosis of tartar 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 TARTAR TREATED?
The process for removing tartar is called scaling. During a scaling, the dentist or hygienist uses special instruments to remove tartar from your teeth above and below the gum line. A visit to the dentist once in every 6 months is important to remove any plaque and tartar that might have formed and to prevent further complications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Normal brushing is not effective in the removal of dental tartar.