What is tartar and why does it appear?
Tartar is the deposition of a dense calcified yellow or brown plaque on the enamel of the teeth in the interdental spaces and on the basal part of the teeth. Such plaque can occur from frequent smoking, poor oral hygiene, abuse of strong coffee, inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract.
Tartar can form even with proper dental care and the implementation of the necessary hygiene procedures, due to metabolic disorders in the oral cavity, increased saliva viscosity, and other things. In addition to the fact that such plaque is a big aesthetic problem, it also leads to bleeding gums, bad breath, and in advanced cases, to deformation and loss of teeth.
How to find the problem yourself
Tartar is formed on the non-working surface of the teeth, which cannot be cleaned on its own in the process of chewing food; it is also not always possible to completely get rid of it with a toothbrush. If dark persistent plaque appears on the teeth, you should immediately contact your dentist, who will recommend professional removal of tartar.
How to get rid of plaque?
It is impossible to get rid of this pathology on your own. It is recommended to perform the removal procedure 1-2 times a year. Today, tartar removal is performed using high-tech ultrasound equipment that does not harm the enamel and does not cause any particular pain. During the session, the tooth surface is locally treated with a scaler that provides a high level of sanitation. Immediately after the cleaning procedure, a special paste is applied to the tooth enamel, which closes the micropores formed under the tartar. Laser cleaning and plaque removal using Air Flow technology (air abrasive treatment) is also very popular.
In the first few days after the tartar removal procedure, it is recommended to refrain from eating food containing active dyes, as well as from smoking. This is necessary so that the surface of the tooth has time to recover and become less susceptible to the formation of new plaque. In the future, it is recommended to use a toothpaste that prevents the formation of tartar for brushing your teeth.
Tartar removal is not just a cosmetic procedure. Professionally performed cleaning allows you to restore health to your teeth and oral cavity, prevents gum recession, the development of periodontitis and gingivitis, allows you to get a beautiful smile, and hence self-confidence.