If we can not take our daily dental and oral care effectively, the bacteria in our mouth will increase with the foods and drinks we eat and this will produce bacterial plaque. This formed bacterial plaque hardens with saliva and acid in our foods and builds up calculus (also known as dental calculus). Calculus can lead to bad breath, gingivitis, and cavities. If you continue to allow calculus to build upon your teeth, you may eventually need to have teeth removed or capped.
How is Dental Calculus Removed?
Your dentist decides to do what is necessary among the standard or advanced types of dental cleaning by performing an oral examination of your mouth.
Treatment is usually done with some ultrasonic and periodontal instruments without the use of anesthesia. In the cleaning process, plaque and calculus are removed from your teeth and gum line. Also, your teeth are polished to prevent calculus formation and shine. If necessary during calculus cleaning, the spaces between the teeth will be cleaned with dental floss.
In addition, the root surfaces of some teeth may need to be cleaned. In this case, it removes the calculus from the area in a controlled manner.
How Can Be Dental Calculus Avoid?
The best way to prevent calculus formation on your teeth is by brushing your teeth regularly and correctly, using fluoride toothpaste. Also, daily flossing and using an antiseptic mouthwash will help to keep bacteria at bay in hard-to-reach areas.
Benefits of Calculus Removal
For a healthy mouth and healthy teeth, dental calculus should be cleaned regularly. With calculus cleaning that can be done every 3 or 6 monthly periods; you can prevent dental caries, dental diseases, gingival recession and swelling, tooth loss. You can also eliminate bad breath caused by calculus, and ensure that your teeth regain their health.
It is important that this treatment should be carried out under the control of a specialist dentist, using the necessary equipment. Otherwise, it may cause more damage than benefits to your teeth.