"Causes of occurrence
There are many factors why tartar appears, but all of them are primarily associated with improper hygiene of the mouth and teeth. Dentists at the "Sa Nata" Clinic indicate the following reasons why tartar appears:
- - lack of constant brushing;
- - improper cleaning;
- - low-quality hygiene products;
- - Wrong choice of brushes;
- - the use of mainly soft foods;
- - chewing food on one side of the jaw;
- -metabolic disease.
Also, the cause of tartar appears is the inborn lack of smoothness of the surface, when the enamel has a rough and porous structure.
How is it formed?
The tartar of the cause, which is associated with improper hygiene, is a physiological phenomenon. Already a couple of hours after oral hygiene, plaque forms on the teeth from food, coffee and other drinks, as well as under the influence of the environment.
After 12 hours, the microbes present on the plaque begin to have a destructive effect on the enamel. If you do not brush your teeth for several days, plaque begins to gradually harden and harden. Bacteria produce acid, which adversely affects tooth enamel, causing tooth caries. Due to the compaction of plaque, a plaque begins to form, which increases in size and leads to inflammation of the gum tissue.
The clinical picture: Stones on the teeth, the treatment of which should be carried out in a timely manner, so as not to provoke the development of complications, can be seen independently, without any special tools and devices.
Self-diagnosis can be done using iodine. In an antiseptic solution, a cotton pad is moistened with which the teeth are rubbed. The coating will react with the solution and will be visible on the enamel surface, as in the photograph. But there is the concept of an internal stone, even more dangerous than a surface one. How to diagnose and how to treat tartar of the internal type, only a specialist knows. Therefore, when limescale is detected, a visit to the dentist is indispensable.