The calculus is a deposit of plaque that can ruin a smile and harm the health and social life. In fact, tartar is a layer adhering to the teeth and gums that does not go away with brushing and causes gingivitis , cavities , tooth loosening and bad breath . The scaling is a medical procedure that must be performed by a dentist , but before you get to this stage here are some tips to remove scale and prevent.
Eliminate scale naturally
There is an answer to this problem in nature that eliminates tartar and allows you to find white, healthy teeth . It is a care to be performed once a week, without forgetting to maintain an oral hygiene irreproachable and daily.
Here is the homemade care to remove tartar from teeth : mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and ½ tablespoon of salt in a bowl. Dip your toothbrush, or a moistened cotton swab and brush your teeth for 3 minutes with this antibacterial and active mixture on calcified tartar . Rinse your mouth, then mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with a little warm water and gargle for a minute. The tartar will be softened by the action of soda, salt and lemon.
With a toothpick, remove tartar being careful not to hurt your gum without scratching too hard. At the end, gargle with a homemade sanitizing mouthwash based on cloves. Infuse 5 cloves in 25 cl of lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Filter and use the infusion as a mouthwash. The cloves are known for their anesthetic, antiseptic and antibacterial.
What is dental calculus?
Tartar and dental plaque : Tartar is the result of thickening and calcification of plaque . This is a film that consists of bacteria and food residues that accumulate on the teeth . Thorough oral hygiene is enough to remove plaque that forms daily and thus prevent the formation of scale .
Causes and aggravating factors : some people will develop dental calculus more easily than others, and this is due to several factors: the composition of saliva, fragile enamel, irregular dentition, hormonal changes (pregnancy, puberty, diabetes, Thyroid Disease) … Certain habits such as excessive consumption of sugary foods and drinks, smoking and coloring drinks such as coffee, black tea and all foods that contain dyes, also promote the deposition of tartar. the teeth . In addition, an irreproachable food hygiene is necessary to prevent the formation of dental plaque and tartar .
The consequences : dental tartar may progress to more serious disorders such as gingivitis , periodontitis (inflammation of the tissues that support the tooth), loosening of the tooth roots, persistent bad breath and sometimes even loss of teeth . It is therefore essential to prevent and treat it.