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Teeth Cleaning - Tartar Treatment

Dental calculus, often referred to as tartar, is a result of bacterial plaque accumulation in the mouth. While poor oral hygiene is frequently identified as the primary cause, tartar can form even with meticulous dental care. Tartar forming on the back teeth usually doesn't raise aesthetic concerns. However, patients commonly seek treatment due to halitosis or the visible appearance of tartar on the front teeth.

Any discomfort originating in the mouth, the commencement point for digestion, negatively affects overall health. This includes impact on the gums, adjacent teeth, and the broader digestive system.

Bacteria residing in dental calculus are responsible for the unpleasant odor. These bacteria generate volatile sulfur compounds while breaking down food particles, causing bad breath.

Dental calculus doesn’t directly lead to tooth decay.

Maintaining good oral hygiene can significantly prevent dental calculus formation. It is crucial not to bypass flossing after brushing. Regular check-ups every six months at Clinic EGO allow for early detection and treatment.

Cleaning methods include the use of ultrasonic devices, special manual instruments, and dental cleaning pastes.

Smoking and excessive consumption of tea or coffee can expedite calculus formation.

Home removal of dental calculus is quite challenging. While it can be done using specialized devices, attempting self-cleaning can result in harm to the teeth and gums.

As with any dental treatment, regular tooth brushing, flossing, use of mouthwash, and attention to dietary habits are essential after tartar removal.

A typical cleaning session ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

As the procedure is pain-free, anesthesia is not required.