Prevent Tartar(Dental Calculus)

Why Does Tartar Occur?

Tartar accumulation forms especially on the tongue side of the lower anterior incisors and on the cheek-facing surfaces of molars in the upper jaw.

This is because the salivary gland ducts open to the mouth in these areas. Saliva has important functions in maintaining oral health and digestion.

The reason for the formation of tartar is the accumulation of inorganic substances in the saliva by adhering to the bacterial plaque on the teeth. These deposits harden by chemical reaction in a period of 24-72 hours and tartar formation occurs.

This dental plaque is one of the important factors in many other diseases such as caries and gum problems besides tartar formation.

If there is no bacterial plaque, it will not form in tartar. But why do we have bacteria in our mouth? The answer is simple! Because we need them.


So, how does tartar occur?

About four hours after brushing your teeth, a thick film forms on the teeth, but it does not contain bacteria.

Food is the main reason for the growth of bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria increase their stickiness by wetting this thin layer of saliva.

Over time, bacteria plaque forms with the accumulation of bacteria in this plaque.

If this bacterial plaque is not cleaned, it starts to mineralize within 9-10 days.

Once the tartar has formed, it can only be removed by your dentists, specifically dentists in Turkey.

Because, to remove these adhering stones, special tipped ultrasonic or manual hand tools and a pair of extra eyes are needed.

The easiest way to get rid of tartar is to reduce its formation and accumulation.

How to Remove Tartar on Teeth?

Brush your teeth regularly, at least 2-3 minutes, twice a day. Brushing teeth twice a day for 30-40 seconds does not remove bacterial plaque and does not prevent stone formation.

When brushing your teeth, pay extra attention to the upper molar area and the tongue surfaces of the lower front teeth. Make sure there is no unbrushed surface left.

Be sure to use a soft toothbrush. Remember that what we want to remove is a thin layer of adhesive film. Trying to remove tartar deposits on the teeth with a toothbrush can damage your teeth.

Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes are more effective at getting rid of plaques than manual toothbrushes. Whatever brand you use, make sure it has valid certification.

No matter how skillful you are in using a toothbrush, no matter how carefully you brush, the only and only way to clean the areas between teeth is dental floss.

You can use antiseptic mouthwash solutions daily.

Pay attention to your diet. Bacteria plaque is usually formed as a result of foods containing sugar and starch. Remember that every time you eat a meal, you also feed the bacteria.

If you smoke, quit. Studies have revealed that the development of tartar on teeth is higher in individuals who smoke.

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