Mineralized deposits on the teeth

Tartar is the most common mineralized deposit. Soft plaque, which is not removed in time, is permeated with lime salts and turns into a hard stone. Plaque adheres to the hard surface formed and the process is repeated. Thus, their volume is constantly increasing. Gradual displacement of the gums causes tartar irritation and, as a result, bleeding gums. In advanced cases, this situation can lead to gingivitis.

Deposits are one of the causes of the development of gum diseases (gingivitis, periodontitis), as well as dental diseases – caries, pulpitis. DMDL dentists in Christiansan regularly diagnose similar ailments. The waste products from the bacterial colonies that make up the plaques irritate the gums and tooth enamel, which contributes to the chronic inflammatory process in the oral cavity.

The list of factors that contribute to the formation of tartar is quite large – this includes increased salivation, changes in the composition of saliva, disturbances in metabolic processes in the body, smoking, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, long-term use of specific medications and, of course, insufficient attention for oral hygiene.

Determining the presence of plaque is very easy – plaque can often be seen simply in the mirror during an examination by a DMDL dentist. Stone most often forms on the lower teeth, from the inside. It is rough to the touch. In addition, in some pharmacies you can find special pastes, solutions or chewable tablets, when you use, the plaque will temporarily turn a light color. The easiest thing is to make an appointment by phone for a free consultation-examination at the DMDL dentist in Kristiansand and the dentist will decide whether cleaning is necessary or not.

The best prevention is high-quality oral hygiene (twice brushing with a good toothpaste, mandatory use of a special thread (thread), use of special solutions that rinse after brushing), exclusion of smoking, ensuring proper nutrition, rich in vitamins. In addition, it is important to include raw vegetables and fruits in the diet, which clean the teeth from plaque in the process of chewing. It is also important to maintain the oral cavity in a healthy state (the presence of carious lesions provokes the formation of plaque, plaque and stone). Professional cleaning once every 6 months at a DMDL dentist will save you from these problems.

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