Tartar is a deposit that forms from food debris and saliva. Its danger is quite high, because microorganisms multiply under the stone that can cause gum inflammation and dental caries.
It is imperative to remove tartar; it is advisable to do this at least once a year. It is necessary to do this procedure with a doctor, since only he will be able to remove all the formed stones. Previously, tartar was removed with metal hooks. But now they are used extremely rarely, since the hooks do not allow you to clean all the teeth, moreover, such a procedure is not very pleasant.
In modern dental clinics, teeth are cleaned from calculus using a laser. A special device captures sound vibrations, thanks to which the attachments remove the stone without damaging the tooth at all. If the calculus is very large and dense, then even a light touch is enough to remove it.
With the help of a laser beam, not only tartar is removed, but also disinfection of the treated area. In addition, the surface of the root and gums is mechanically cleaned. Thanks to this, the teeth are completely freed from various formations.
If the tartar is very dense, and this happens, if the patient does not turn to a specialist on time, then it is softened with special means. Some products, for example, "Polydent" can be used at home. But you shouldn't use it all the time. In addition, they can only clean small single stones on their own.
After cleaning the tartar by the dentist, polishing is performed. This is done to keep the surface of the tooth cleaner and smoother. Plaque is cleared of such teeth faster, which means that the formation of calculus will not be so fast.
There are folk methods of dealing with dental calculus. One of them is the following. You need to take 30 grams of walnut bark, pour a glass of water and boil for 15 minutes, covered with a lid. To remove calculus, a toothbrush must be moistened in the resulting broth and brush your teeth 2 times a day for 5 minutes. As a prevention of plaque formation, it is recommended to use such a decoction 2-3 days a month.