Tartar, or dental calculus, can be a real problem to take off the teeth. In fact, no amount of toothbrushing and flossing you do at home can completely remove it once it has formed. It is truly like a yellow cement that only a dental professional using special tools can eradicate.
This cement-like, yellow deposit forms because of neglect. When you do not regularly brush and floss, plaque builds up on the teeth, especially along the gumline. Left unaddressed for 48 hours or more, it hardens into tartar. Now, you are at greater risk for tooth decay and gum disease because of the rough texture of tartar which allows more and more plaque and bacteria to adhere to your teeth.
Tartar is the scourge of your dental hygienist. They spend much of their day dutifully working on our patients teeth with scrapers and scalers, curettes and polishers. These tools, and our expert dental technicians are able to make your mouth clean once again. Once it is removed you can keep it away by a regular routine of brushing, flossing, rinsing with an anti-plaque mouthwash. Use products with the proper amount of fluoride and be sure to come back in to see us every six months.
If you need tartar taken off of your teeth, call Dr. Lien Ngo and our helpful team at Dentistry Today. Phone: 916-372-7022. Make an appointment or come by our office in West Sacramento, California.