Your teeth are prone to be covered with a sticky biofilm called plaque that may contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.Plaque is home to countless types of bacteria, which is built up following your meals or snacks. Plaque that is not easily removed through your daily oral hygiene, such as brushing and cleaning between teeth has a high chance of hardening into calculus or tartar.Tartar build-up in long term places unexpected impact on your health.
- Bad breath
- Activate the immune system chronically, which leads to irrelevant inflammation in the body. Long term inflammation causes premature aging and systemic disease.
- Direct harm to your gum: When tartar collects above the gum line, the gum tissue is so irritated that gets swollen and bleed easily.
- Teeth do not look aesthetic
How to prevent calculus build-up?
Regular checkup with your dentist twice a year should be complied to completely prevent the calculus
- Rinse mouth with antibacterial mouthwash or salt water
- Proper diet, avoid sticky or colored food.
- Drink more water instead of soft drink or soda
- Avoid smoking
- See your dentist for an examination and a professional cleaning regularly