Register | Why register? | Login Marketplace Find dental distributors Follow looking4dental on Twitter Facebook

Monde Dental Lab   Facebook

Looking for Dental.com Search engine for Dental Addresses Dental Products Dental Jobs and Dental Calendar

  Home Products Manufacturers Distributors Dental laboratory Dentists Jobs Games News Video Students Marketplace Twitter

  Home Dentalproducts
Acrylics
Dental grey line
Alloys
Dental grey line
Anesthetics and Medication
Dental grey line
Articulating and occlusion
Dental grey line
Attachments
Dental grey line
Biomaterial
Dental grey line
Bruxism
Dental grey line
Cadcam
Dental grey line
Cements
Dental grey line
Clothing
Dental grey line
Cosmetic and Restorative
Dental grey line
Crowns and bridges
Dental grey line
Desinfection and safety
Dental grey line
Disposables
Dental grey line
Education
Dental grey line
Endodontics
Dental grey line
Equipment and furniture
Dental grey line
Finishing and polishing
Dental grey line
Implants
Dental grey line
Impression and Duplicating
Dental grey line
Impr. trays / tray material
Dental grey line
Instruments and Tools
Dental grey line
Insurance and Finance
Dental grey line
Jobs and recruitment
Dental grey line
Magazines
Dental grey line
Oral Care and preventives
Dental grey line
Orthodontics
Dental grey line
Packaging and Distribution
Dental grey line
Raw material and appliances
Dental grey line
Software and Internet
Dental grey line
Teeth
Dental grey line
waxes
Dental grey line
Manage
Login
Register
Your manage page
More
Costs
Advertise
FAQs
About
DentalCatalog
>> Home >> Dental News - Dental Videos

Tartar


Placed by : Dental-Group CO.LTD.
09-11-2011

Tartar also known as calculus is a hard crusty deposit that forms on the teeth." target="_blank">href="http://www.d-group-cn.com/en/">teeth. It is a yellow or brownish a mixture of minerals in the saliva food particles and dead plaque bacterial cells. Plaque is a soft sticky substance that acuumulates on the teeth and forms from food particles suspended in saliva. When plaque hardens it becomes tartar. Tartar accumulates in the absence of proper oral care. Once it has formed only a dental cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove it. Brushing and flossing can remove plaque but not tartar.


Once it crustifies and attaches to the teeth tartar can grow quickly. Tartar is shaped similarly to coral reef with little pits and spaces that bacteria can crawl into and hide. Because of its attractiveness to bacteria tartar can complicate further plaque removal. If tartar remains on the teeth long enough it can irritate the gums. The gums" target="_blank">href="http://www.d-group-cn.com/en/">gums can swell bleed and weaken to the point that they begin to “pull away” from the teeth eventually leading to pocket formation between the teeth and gums.

Tartar comes in two forms. Supragingival tartar is the visible deposit that forms on the top of the teeth. Supra-gingival calculus is found on the tooth surface next to the tongueon the mandibular incisors and on the buccal surfaces (area near the cheek) of maxillary molars. Subgingival tartar is just as hard and crusty but forms in pockets between teeth and gums. The pockets allow a larger amount of bacteria to form. Plaque formed on top of or within subgingival tartar must be removed before it can further damage periodontal or gum tissue and possibly the bone supporting the teeth and gums as well.

The presence of tartar does not guarantee future gum disease. Its formation varies from person to person—some may notice it days after a dental cleaning; others may never experience it at all. The rate of tartar formation varies from person to person but the following factors can quicken the rate of calculus formation:


· Elevated salivary pH


· Heightened concentration of calcium in the saliva


· Increased bacterial protein and lipid concentration


· Increased concentration of protein and urea in submandibular salivary glands (the saliva-producing glands at the bottom of your mouth)


Options to remove tartar include


· Surgery


· Scaling/Root Planing—using a pointed instrument to remove encrusted material from the root surfaces of the teeth

· Debridement—removal of plaque and calculus using a combination of hand-held instruments and an ultrasonic device; the device uses water and high-frequency vibrations to loosen plaque and tarter from the teeth.



View profile page Dental-Group CO.LTD.
Register Dental Catalog © Looking for Dental 2015 | About | Contact | Rights / Disclaimer / Privacy Notice | Wallpapers & Banners CS-Projects internetbureau
 
TandenborstelTandenborstel

Nederlandse vlag Poetstechnieken op LookingforDental.com

De meest gebruikte methoden voor mondhygiëne.
Poetstechnieken streeft ernaar een compleet overzicht te geven van de meest gebruikte methoden voor mondhygiëne.