Calculus is a hard, calcified film of dental plaque on the surface of teeth.
It causes bad breath, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and other gum diseases, which lead to tooth loss over time. When teeth are not brushed thoroughly enough, some areas are missed. Within 7-10 days, plaque that remains on the uncleaned surface is calcified by minerals in our saliva. This is calculus. The speed of its formation varies from patient to patient depending on how quickly the calcification takes place. One thing is certain: no plaque, no calculus!
How to avoid plaque and calculus?
We lay great emphasis on restoring and preserving dental hygiene. Teeth can only be kept clean and plaque-free by careful daily cleansing and regular calculus removal and gum care by a professional. With the help of ultrasonic waves, we first remove calculus even from under the gums, then we make the surface of the teeth even cleaner, brighter and shinier with sandblasting it. Our dental hygienists also make keeping your teeth clean easier than ever by providing you with detailed information about which type of toothbrush, toothpaste and floss to use, how to brush and floss properly, how often you should have calculus removed, and much, much more!
Prevention is the cheapest and most effective way to take good care of our teeth. Without sufficient dental hygiene, premature tooth loss is inevitable and it is also crucial for preserving dental implants or other tooth replacements.
Having children taught how to keep their teeth healthy by professionals is possibly the most lasting and thoughtful gift parents could think of. Kids learn how to brush their teeth when they are 7-8 years old. If they are taught the proper technique right away, it could grant a healthy smile for years, or even decades longer.