Dental calculus or tartar is a crusty deposit on your teeth that can trap stains and cause discoloration. Though brushing and flossing are the two most essential oral hygiene tasks, these are not the only tasks needed to lower the risks for tooth decay. It is not possible to remove calculus by brushing or flossing, only a dental professional can remove it.
The buildup of tartar is rapid on our teeth as we age and thus, it becomes all the more important to get it removed by a professional. It is essential to remove this plaque and tartar from your teeth as it can cause tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
For the best protection in the Calgary area, you should visit MS Galiza Dental Clinic at least twice a year for thorough dental checkups. This is necessary as the plaque can turn into something much more difficult to remove, i.e., tartar. We use sharp instruments to scrape (scale) the tartar above and below the gum line and smoothen up the tooth’s surface which helps prevent plaque from adhering and more tartar from forming.
Our dental experts can help remove this tartar effectively and can save you from painful dental problems. Schedule a visit with us today.