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Cleaning tartar

We will explain what tartar is. But first and foremost, it is most important to know that it has no place in your mouth. This hard plaque, which most often accumulates at the base of the teeth, is an unpleasant “cocktail” of calcified organic substances and bacteria. It poses a threat to the health of your gums and teeth, so it is important to neutralize this threat. The most effective way to do this is regular professional teeth cleaning by a specialist. 

What do you need to know about tartar?

In short, tartar is the “father” of bacterial plaque. And the “grandfather” of the fine biofilm that inevitably and daily forms on the teeth of each of us. This biofilm is initially completely harmless. But with irregular and improper oral hygiene, it turns into a microbial hazard, hence into plaque, and then into tartar and bacterial attack on the gums and teeth.

All this is due to the large amount of bacteria that live in the oral cavity. In themselves they are not pathogenic, but their daily mixing with nutrients and insufficiently precise cleaning opens wide… more precisely deep doors for the formation of first plaque and then tartar.

Regular teeth cleaning – both at home after meals and at the dentist – stops this process and prevents plaque from developing into tartar. It is most often and mostly formed at the sites where saliva flows into the oral cavity and where it is richest in calcium. For the upper jaw, this is the outer surface of the molars. And on the bottom – the inner part of the lower front teeth.

It is therefore these areas that are most vulnerable to the formation of subgingival tartar, which is at the root of periodontal disease.

Other weak spots that provide a good environment for tartar development are misaligned, crowded teeth, as well as poorly made fillings with edges. We can offer these patients a consultation with the appropriate specialist to eliminate these risk factors. But whatever the risk factors are, let’s say it again – they can all be neutralized by good oral hygiene at home and with a professional.

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What does proper oral hygiene care mean?

Many people brush and clean their teeth daily, but still fail to save themselves from tartar. This probably means that they are applying the wrong technique. Brush movements should not be horizontal – left and right. A vertical and slightly rotating. This allows the fibers to penetrate the harder to reach places in the mouth.
To successfully remove biofilm and plaque, you’ll also need interdental brushes or floss, which are used to clean the spaces between the teeth – also often neglected in everyday care at home.

What is the cleaning procedure?

If tartar is already in your mouth, we need to get rid of it as soon as possible. This is most often done by professional ultrasonic cleaning. This device penetrates deep and manages to eliminate hard plaque, plaque and biofilm from even the hardest to reach areas.
Each tooth is cleaned individually, and the procedure lasts about 30-40 minutes, after which your teeth will feel incredibly clean and smooth. You may feel slight irritation of the gums immediately after the manipulation, which will subside within the same day. To aid this process, we will also recommend rinsing with a special anti-inflammatory mouthwash.

For optimal results, we most often recommend that deep ultrasonic cleaning be combined with professional polishing. It is made by injecting warm water with a special powder under very high pressure and eliminates even the most insignificant biofilm residues on the teeth. Polishing also builds protection against the rapid formation of new biofilm, plaque and tartar.
The rapid development of dentistry has also introduced another innovative way to professionally clean your teeth with a laser. This procedure is also extremely effective and does not cause the patient any pain.
And we will decide which one is best for you after examining you and learning about your condition.

How often is professional tartar cleaning recommended?

The most correct answer to this question will be given by your dentist. Some patients are more prone to tartar build-up, while in others it forms less frequently. However, our principled and fervent recommendation is not to wait for its appearance at all. Instead, visit the dentist for a professional cleaning at least once a year, and ideally every six months.

Why trust Medical Dent?

Dental diseases are many and they require impeccable expertise, experience and knowledge. But most often behind them lies a basic and prosaic reason – compromised oral hygiene. That’s why at Medical Dent Dental Clinic we offer patients not only impeccable professional care for the cleanliness and health of their smiles, but also helpful knowledge on how to keep them at home.

Technology comes to our rescue in this respect, which is why Medical Dent only works with state-of-the-art equipment.

We know that treatments have a much higher cost than prevention. That is why we approach it professionally, precisely and without compromise.

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We believe that each tooth is a complex organism and its different problems require different specialists.

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