How to get rid of calculus on teeth

Can calculus on teeth be removed?

A dentist uses technologically advanced dental calculus removal processes which are both quick and effective. The process of calculus removal is known as debridement. In this process, an expert dentist uses an ultrasonic device or a hand-held scaling tool.

Can calculus be removed at home?

While you can‘t safely remove tartar at home, with an excellent oral hygiene routine, plaque removal can be done by following these steps: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

How can I remove calculus from my teeth at home?

Brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing once daily are the best ways to remove plaque from teeth and prevent tartar from forming. Other home remedies that can remove plaque include oil pulling and brushing the teeth with baking soda.

Why do I have calculus on my teeth?

If plaque is not removed regularly by tooth brushing and flossing, it hardens to create calculus (also known as tartar). Calculus cannot be removed with a toothbrush; only a dental professional can remove it during an oral cleaning.

What happens if calculus is not removed?

If dental calculus goes untreated, it can cause gum disease that can eventually lead to the loss of one or more teeth.

What does dental calculus look like?

Tartar is unsightly – it can be yellow or even brown as stains accumulate. In addition, since it attracts plaque and makes cleaning at home difficult, it can contribute to tooth decay, bad breath and serious forms of gum disease.