Methods for removing the stone on the teeth

Not only mood and appearance, but also digestion depend on the state and health of teeth. And that is why it is so important to treat your teeth on time. Many consider tartar harmless, but in vain. If you do not remove it in time, serious problems may arise. Find out the main methods of treatment and select the appropriate one.

What is tartar and how is it dangerous?

Tartar is a hardened plaque. Plaque consists of food debris, various microorganisms and saliva. In just a couple of days (provided there is no proper care), all this can harden and turn into stone.

And, in turn, first, it will gradually destroy the enamel (and this can lead to complete destruction of the teeth), secondly, it will lead to inflammation of the gingivitis (if they become inflamed, the risk of tooth loss will increase) , thirdly, it provokes the development of periodontitis - inflammation of all tissues surrounding the tooth (which is very, very dangerous).

In addition, microorganisms can enter the digestive and respiratory tract, causing inflammatory diseases.

Causes of stone formation include such as poor oral hygiene, the use of poor-quality toothbrushes, the use of only soft foods, improper chewing, disturbances of metabolic processes, and others.

How to fight?

Removal of tartar can be carried out in various ways.

Dental methods

There are several basic ways to remove tartar:

  1. Laser removal. This method is safe, modern and painless. The laser beam is directed to the deposits and literally destroys them. This method has several advantages. First, the manipulations are carried out remotely, that is, the nozzle does not touch the tooth, which reduces the risk of injury to the gums. Secondly, tooth enamel is not damaged. Thirdly, the laser has an antibacterial effect and removes all pathogenic microorganisms from the enamel surface. Fourth, the procedure significantly reduces the risk of caries. Fifth, enamel color is improved. The only drawback is perhaps not the lowest cost.
  2. Ultrasonic removal is no less effective and painless too.A special apparatus creates vibrations, under the influence of which the stone is destroyed and removed. First, ultrasonic treatment is carried out (a jet of water is also supplied from the nozzle, which immediately washes away the deposits and cools the surface of the teeth), then polishing, and then applying fluorine-containing compositions. But treatment with this method has many contraindications, which include: the presence of dental implants, some cardiovascular diseases, the presence of a pacemaker, pregnancy, childhood, and some infectious diseases.
  3. Sandblasting. This method is less effective and is used for small and not very hard sediments. A special jet of air, water and sodium bicarbonate (soda) is fed through a special nozzle directly onto the stone. As a result, the plaque is destroyed and removed. But such treatment will be practically useless in case of significant and hard-to-reach subgastric sediments. In addition, there is a risk of damage to the enamel and gum tissue.
  4. Mechanical removal is an outdated and practically unused method in modern dentistry.The stone is removed manually by a dentist using special tools. They have a sharp sharp surface that literally scrapes off the stone. But along with the coating with such an aggressive impact, some of the enamel can also be removed. There is also a risk of damage and infection of the gum tissue. It also hurts quite a bit.
  5. Chemical removal involves the use of special chemicals that are applied to deposits and must dissolve them. But the method is ineffective in the case of old and hard stone. In addition, chemical compounds can damage enamel, gingiva and mucous membranes of the oral cavity.

Folk methods

You can try to remove minor deposits with folk remedies. Several recipes:

  1. Broth walnut bark. Pour three tablespoons of ground coffee crumbs on a coffee grinder with a glass of boiling water and cook the mixture over medium heat for about twenty minutes. Brush your teeth with this composition in the morning and evening for five minutes.
  2. Grate black radish on a grater, squeeze the pulp through cheesecloth. Mix half a glass of the resulting juice with the same amount of lemon juice.Rinse your mouth with a liquid after brushing your teeth for a month.
  3. Use regular baking soda. Dampen the toothbrush, dunk it in soda and brush your teeth for a minute or two twice a day.
  4. Dissolve a tablespoon of honey and the same amount of ground propolis in a glass of warm water. The resulting solution rinse your mouth during the day.
  5. Mix a teaspoon of chopped burdock root and bean rind, pour a glass of water and boil for 20 minutes. Rinse your mouth with the finished product.
  6. For cleaning, you can use regular table salt.

Remember that folk remedies are in any case less effective than dental procedures. And some of them (containing acids and aggressive components) can damage tooth enamel and gums. If the composition is dark, then it can stain the teeth.

Remove plaque in time to keep your teeth healthy!

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Date: 18.10.2018, 04:33 / Views: 81582

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